Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson has found a new home for the 2022 season after signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings’ decision to add some further veteran competition at wide receiver and special teams roles has extended the career of a familiar face. Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson now has a place to compete for an active roster spot for his eighth NFL season.
According to NFL reporter Adam Schefter, the Vikings have signed Wilson in free agency as the team is getting through offseason training activities under new head coach Kevin O’Connell.
Wilson has spent the last three seasons in south Florida with the Miami Dolphins, although his tenure there never amounted to anything close to what the Fins hoped they were getting when they signed him to a big-money deal in free agency. Injuries took their toll on Wilson from the outset, and it didn’t help the team when he decided to opt out of the 2020 season.
Last season, Wilson had only 213 receiving yards on 25 total receptions in 14 games, which shows how rarely he was targeted in what would be his final season in Miami.
Wilson came into the league as a rookie free agent find of former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey out of Georgia State where he broke multiple records. Wilson then spent four seasons with the Chiefs before hitting the open market. In that span, he had 124 catches for 1,544 yards, and 7 touchdowns for K.C.