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Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #12
Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #12

Albert Wilson News

No receptions in win

Wilson did not have a reception on two targets in Sunday's 17-16 win over New England.

Analysis: Wilson had the fewest targets of any Dolphins receiver in the contest. With fellow wideout Will Fuller (suspension) missing the season opener, Wilson was unable to capitalize and only played on 41 percent of the teams offensive snaps. The 29-year-old's snap count is likely to fall even further as Fuller makes his return to the field in Week 2. Wilson will likely be hard pressed to find much playing time in three-wide sets while Fuller, DeVante Parker, and Jaylen Waddle are healthy.

Sep 14, 2021 5:51 PM EST

Feeling healthy

Wilson (undisclosed) said he feels "ready to go" after participating in Thursday's practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Wilson and positional mates DeVante Parker and Will Fuller (suspension) all missed notable portions of training camp due to injury, but Miami's receiving corps looks back in good health ahead of Sept. 12's season opener in New England. As a result of Fuller being suspended Week 1, Wilson could open the 2021 campaign as a starter alongside Parker and Jaylen Waddle, but as things continue the 29-year-old stands to be an odd man out on three-wide sets. Still, Wilson drew rave reviews all offseason, so he should see fairly consistent work on offense even while operating in a depth role.

Sep 3, 2021 7:03 AM EST

Returns to practice Tuesday

Wilson (undisclosed) is participating in Tuesday's walkthrough practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Wilson returned to practice Tuesday alongside positional mates DeVante Parker (undisclosed) and Will Fuller (foot). The 29-year-old made a strong impression during the early portion of training camp, but having missed over a week of practices may have allowed Jaylen Waddle to gain some footing in the competition for reps out of the slot.

Aug 24, 2021 10:35 AM EST

Likely out again

Wilson (undisclosed) is unlikely to play Saturday against the Panthers.

Analysis: Wilson has not participated in practice dating to last Wednesday, although considering the Dolphins haven't even listed why the veteran wideout is missing time, it's seemingly not a serious issue. DeVante Parker (undisclosed) , Will Fuller (foot), Lynn Bowden (hamstring), Preston Williams (foot) and Isaiah Ford will all join Wilson on the sidelines Saturday which could leave the door open for a couple of depth pieces to make a case for a roster spot.

Aug 21, 2021 2:57 PM EST

Still not practicing

Wilson (undisclosed) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Barry Jackson and Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald report.

Analysis: Wilson, DeVante Parker (undisclosed) and Will Fuller (foot) were all absent from Tuesday's walk-through practice, though coach Brian Flores said all three wideouts are "getting closer." After getting off to a strong start during the early days of training camp, Wilson has now missed roughly a week of practices, including last weekend's preseason match against the Bears. That absence has paved the way for Jaylen Waddle, likely Wilson's primary competition for slot snaps, to handle increased first-team reps.

Aug 17, 2021 11:58 AM EST

Not expected to play

Wilson (undisclosed) is not expected to play Saturday against the Bears.

Analysis: Wilson missed the previous three days of practice with an undisclosed ailment which is likely why the veteran wide receiver will not make an appearance Saturday. Will Fuller (foot) and Allen Hurns are also not expected to play, opening the door for a number of depth wideouts to get a chance to shine.

Aug 14, 2021 8:46 AM EST

Absent from practice

Wilson missed practice Thursday, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: It's his second missed practice in a row, hinting at an injury or illness. The timing is unfortunate, as Wilson reportedly has been one of the stars of training camp and might've been headed for a busy outing in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears. Not that he's been ruled out for the contest, but a Thursday absence does point in that direction. Fellow wideouts Will Fuller (foot) and DeVante Parker also missed Thursday's session.

Aug 12, 2021 8:16 AM EST

Listed as starter

Wilson is listed as a starter on the Dolphins' first depth chart of the season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson, DeVante Parker and Will Fuller (foot/suspension) are listed as the Dolphins' starting wideouts for Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears, while rookie first-round pick Jaylen Waddle is listed as a backup. Part of the necessary context is likely Waddle having to earn his reps, but Wilson has by all accounts been one of Miami's more impressive playmakers throughout camp. If the 29-year-old is indeed back to his peak explosiveness after having opted out of the 2020 season, he could certainly make a case for being involved on offense. Whether he'll still be listed ahead of Waddle on the depth chart by Week 1 is another matter.

Aug 10, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Looking healthy and explosive

Wilson has been an "explosive playmaker" through the first week of Dolphins training camp, taking advantage of extra opportunities while many of the team's other wideouts deal with injuries, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: On paper, the Miami wideout group is much deeper than in recent years, with Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle being prized offseason acquisitions while Wilson and Allen Hurns return from COVID-19 opt outs to provide depth. However, each of Fuller, DeVante Parker (undisclosed) and Preston Williams (foot) has missed most or all of training camp, and Wilson has stepped up in response, often handling a familiar role as the slot receiver for the first-team offense. That doesn't mean he'll have a top-three role come Week 1, but the 29-year-old is at least making his case to retain a roster spot and some degree of involvement in the Miami offense. The Dolphins might also consider trading Wilson -- or perhaps another veteran wideout -- if they're ever able to get Parker, Fuller and Waddle healthy at the same time.

Aug 4, 2021 7:30 AM EST

Returns from opt out year

Wilson returned for Miami's offseason program after opting out of the 2020 campaign.

Analysis: He'll return to a team with far better depth at his position, after the Dolphins added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle in the offseason. The team presumably hopes for Fuller, Waddle and DeVante Parker to be the top three guys, but Wilson could get slot work if things don't quite go according to plan. Granted, the Dolphins also have Lynn Bowden, Allen Hurns and Preston Williams (foot) battling for depth roles, so Wilson may not even have a roster spot if he struggles during training camp and the preseason.

Jul 9, 2021 9:53 AM EST

Opting out

Wilson is opting out of the 2020 season, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Wilson joins teammate Allen Hurns, who made the same announcement a day earlier. The Dolphins are left with a shaky group behind DeVante Parker at wide receiver, as Preston Williams is coming back from an ACL tear and nobody else among the group has ever caught more than 23 passes in a season. Isaiah Ford and Jakeem Grant figure to be in the mix for a starting job, while the 28-year-old Wilson will look to rejoin the Dolphins next offseason.

Aug 5, 2020 8:21 AM EST

Restructures deal

Wilson agreed Tuesday with the Dolphins on a restructured contract for the 2020 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Entering the final season of the three-year, $24 million deal he inked in March 2018, Wilson likely would have been a cap casualty had he not agreed to the restructure. Under the new terms of his deal, Wilson will earn a maximum of $4 million ($3 million in base salary and up to $1 million in incentives) in what amounts to a pay cut of $5.5 million. Wilson has largely disappointed during his time in Miami, but he at least finished the 2019 season on a high note by hauling in 17 of 23 targets for 197 yards between Weeks 15 and 17.

May 5, 2020 10:45 AM EST

Could get No. 3 role again

Wilson currently projects as Miami's No. 3 receiver, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson could end up benefiting from an offseason that saw the Dolphins revamp their roster at nearly every position besides wide receiver and tight end. The team essentially is bringing back its same group of pass catchers from 2019, including Preston Williams coming back from the ACL tear he suffered in early November. Wilson struggled to regain his form after he suffered a severe hip injury in 2018, but he did show signs of life at the end of last season with 197 receiving yards over the final three weeks. Granted, his future with the Dolphins may depend on accepting a pay cut, as he's scheduled for a non-guaranteed $9.48 million base salary in the final season of a three-year contract.

Apr 30, 2020 5:44 AM EST

Future uncertain in Miami

Wilson said Monday that he hopes to remain with the Dolphins in 2020, though his non-guaranteed $9.48 million base salary could make him a candidate to get cut, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Wilson's 2019 debut was delayed while he worked back from a torn labrum and fractured hip suffered late in the prior season, but he was able to round into form and make an impact in the passing game down the stretch. Over the Dolphins' final four games, Wilson hauled in 18 of 25 targets for 202 yards, serving as a viable complement to No. 1 wideout Devante Parker. Given Wilson's willingness to return to Miami, it's possible he could be receptive to taking a pay cut if the Dolphins inform him they're not willing to retain him at his current rate.

Dec 30, 2019 12:36 PM EST

Solid finish to season

Wilson caught five of eight targets for 59 yards during Sunday's 27-24 divisional win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Wilson concludes the 2019 campaign with 43 catches for 351 yards and one touchdown across 13 contests. He also carried the ball five times for 45 yards. The 27-year-old came into the year working his way back from a torn labrum and fractured hip, and setbacks in his recovery plus additional minor injuries marred his effectiveness for much of the season. He did close out the year with some momentum, exceeding 55 yards with at least five catches in each of the final three contests. He's under contract with the Dolphins through 2020 and should benefit from a healthy offseason.

Dec 30, 2019 8:21 AM EST

Season-best effort in OT win

Wilson secured all seven targets for 79 yards in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday. He also rushed once for nine yards.

Analysis: Wilson paced the Dolphins in receptions on the afternoon, a rare feat for the slot receiver, who hadn't logged more than five catches in nine of his previous 10 contests. Wilson has 12 receptions (15 targets) for 138 yards over the last pair of contests combined, providing a glimpse of what might have been had he remained healthy all season and Miami enjoyed better quarterback play from start to finish. Wilson will look to put together another productive performance to close out the campaign against the Patriots in Week 17.

Dec 22, 2019 3:46 PM EST

Practices without limitations

Wilson (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Wilson was limited in Wednesday's practice, so Thursday's full participation serves to shed any doubts about his Week 16 availability. The 27-year-old is set to serve as the No. 2 wideout in Miami's receiving corps, behind DeVante Parker, during Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Dec 19, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Hip injury resurfaces

Wilson was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson was been battling a lingering hip injury for much of the year, but there's not any reason to worry that he's in danger of missing time. The shifty slot receiver logged his best game of the season Week 15 against the Giants, catching five of eight targets for 59 yards. He's on track to operate behind DeVante Parker (hip) during Sunday's tilt against the Bengals barring any setbacks.

Dec 18, 2019 2:01 PM EST

Finally tops 50 yards

Wilson caught five of eight targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: It's hard to trust any Dolphins player outside of DeVante Parker in fantasy. Parker had another two receiving scores, giving him eight this season to Wilson's one. Wilson set a new season high in receiving yards in this game, as he hadn't notched more than 33 in any previous 2019 contest.

Dec 15, 2019 2:58 PM EST

Clears concussion protocol

Wilson (concussion) will play Sunday against the Giants after clearing concussion protocol, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Both Wilson and Devante Parker cleared concussion protocol Saturday, and as a result both wide receivers will suit up in an excellent matchup against the porous Giants secondary. Following the season-ending injury to Preston Williams (knee), Wilson was gradually beginning to get more involved in the offense, posting two consecutive games with at least five catches before leaving the Week 14 contest early, and should be a factor out of the slot Sunday.

Dec 14, 2019 3:02 PM EST

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