Dolphins announce DeVante Parker extension

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Several hours after a report that the Dolphins were close to signing wide receiver DeVante Parker to a new deal, there was word that the contract has been signed.

The Dolphins announced that Parker signed a two-year deal. The move comes a day before Parker’s fifth-year option would go into effect.

That contract would have paid him $9.3 million for the 2019 season. Reports have pegged his compensation under the new deal at up to $13 million.

Parker was seen as a strong candidate to get released due to the cost of his option and his less than stellar play for Miami since being drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft. Despite that belief, the new coaching staff in Miami is going to give him a chance to show he’s capable of more over the next two years.

19 responses to “Dolphins announce DeVante Parker extension

  1. Won’t get many targets with an OL that can’t protect long enough for a play to develop.

  2. apparently flores is sick of the patriot way. hes got his own ideas. good for him. what better way to prove youre different from bill than to make a move completely opposite of something bill would do. overpaying for a wr who wont do anything that is significant. amendolas is older but they would have been better served keeping him, at least he leads by example. neither stays on the field much.

  3. Parker was the 14th overall pick in his draft. A huge stretch at that draft position backed up by his performance. Tannehill was the same, a huge stretch being drafted at the 8th overall position in his draft. This signing is a sign of continuing on with mistakes of the past and very poor draft evaluations.

  4. Great move coach Flores. Now solidify Kenny Stills and Cam Wake and you will win the dolphins fan base no matter what.

  5. Let’s examine the Dolphins off season. Hire a coach and assistant coaches from your rival with a terrible track record of failure as head coaches. Resign a wr who couldn’t play if he had a paper cut. The Dolphins should take the year off. And by year off I mean forfeit their games and not play.

  6. “Won’t get many targets with an OL that can’t protect long enough for a play to develop.”

    Won’t get any targets if you aren’t on the field.

  7. “Great move coach Flores. Now solidify Kenny Stills and Cam Wake and you will win the dolphins fan base no matter what.”

    If you like Stills and Wake, you don’t like the Parker signing. 2 different types of athletes.Stills and Wake sacrifice and prepare, Parker doesn’t do any of that.

  8. I would have cut the guy, but its a cheap team friendly deal. They can cut him with basically no dead money after a year and much of the 6 mil per year is tied to incentives. Basically giving a guy with a lot of talent, and no real production, a one year prove it contract under a new coaching staff. Not the worst idea.

  9. I bet this kid performs this season, I have a feeling Gase single handedly tore down several of the top players on this team. Look at Landry, Ajay and a few others. Gase was a disaster.

  10. This is a head scratcher. Good contract for him and maybe even for the Fins. All depends on if Parker finally gets it right. Jury is still out on this one.

  11. I can see it now. The Superbowl is coming to Miami. It will leave again once the game has been played mind you!

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