Dolphins to sign WR Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons looks up from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday Dec. 11 2017 in Miami Gardens Fla

WR Albert Wilson discussing deal with Dolphins

Players like Antonio Callaway and Nyheim Hines should've certainly been on the Dolphins radar heading into April's draft, but the signing of Wilson should quell some of Miami's concerns at the slot position.

The Dolphins are trying to recover from the offensive loss of Jarvis Landry after trading the star wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns for some draft choices.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins have emerged as the "front-runner" for free agent WR Albert Wilson.

With the signing of Wilson, the Dolphins will now have a receiver on the field at the same time as Kenyan Drake who they can hand the ball off to, in an effort to manage Drake's workload.

Amendola, 32, is a nine-year National Football League veteran with 426 career receptions and 19 touchdowns, and since 2013 he has played in 13 postseason games with Brady and New England. Last year, Wilson had a cap hit of $1.8 million, so you can imagine he's quite happy with his new payday.

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As expected, the Dolphins released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

Wilson is from Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Wilson averaged 7.0 FanDuel points per game last season, with 42 catches (62 targets) for 554 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He signed a $12 million, two-year contract in 2017 after 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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