Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson restructured his contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins in 2020.
The Miami Dolphins have found a way to keep wide receiver Albert Wilson on the roster with the news that they’ve reportedly restructured his contract, per NFL analyst Field Yates.
Earlier this offseason, we wondered if a reunion between Wilson and the Kansas City Chiefs could potentially work out given how likely it was that Wilson would be released by the Dolphins before next season began. Wilson’s injury history made the amount he was owed in 2020 very disproportional, which made Wilson seem like a future free agent. If that was the case, Wilson would have made an interesting veteran addition for K.C. as a player with something to prove who would already be familiar with Andy Reid’s offense.
The Dolphins, however, have good reason to bring Wilson back if the money is right. Few players will ever outwork him and Wilson has disproved his doubters time after time in the NFL. Former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was bullish on his talents while in K.C., and Wilson responded by climbing the depth chart as a former undrafted free agent to earn a significant $24 million contract over three years from the Dolphins once free agency hit.
Before the restructured deal, Wilson was set to count nearly $11 million toward the Dolphins salary cap. Now, Yates is reporting his salary has been reduced to $3 million with a chance to make $1M more in incentives. Wilson played in only 7 games in 2018, his first season in Miami after suffering a hip injury, and the effects clearly lingered well into his second season. Last year, Wilson played in 14 games but was rarely targeted at all in the season’s first half. It wasn’t until the last few games of the year that Wilson finally started to round back into form.
Wilson spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs and had 124 catches for 1,544 yards and 7 touchdowns in that span.