Dolphins will exercise Christian Wilkins’ fifth-year option

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A new crop of first-round picks will enter the NFL on Thursday night, but the Dolphins aren’t in position to add one of them to the roster.

They traded their first-rounder to the Eagles to acquire Jaylen Waddle last year and this year’s pick went to the Chiefs for Tyreek Hill, so they’ve decided to turn their attention to one of their past first-round selections instead.

Cameron Wolfe of NFL Media reports that the team is exercising its fifth-year option on defensive tackle Christian Wilkins‘ contract. He’s guaranteed a salary of $10.753 million next year as a result of having the option picked up.

Wilkins was the 13th overall pick in the 2019 draft and he’s started 43 of the 47 games he’s played for Miami. Wilkins has 192 tackles, eight sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries since entering the league. He’s also caught two passes for two touchdowns while moonlighting on offense.

 

11 responses to “Dolphins will exercise Christian Wilkins’ fifth-year option

  1. colainsa says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:02 am
    Solid player entering his prime at a valuable position. No-brainer.

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    Except without an extension in the near future, it gives the player more leverage. Why not have the extension ready if you are sold on the player?

  2. touchback6 says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:20 am
    colainsa says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:02 am
    Solid player entering his prime at a valuable position. No-brainer.

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    Except without an extension in the near future, it gives the player more leverage. Why not have the extension ready if you are sold on the player?

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    They are negotiating as we speak. This is just a formality to cover your butt in the event a deal can’t be agreed upon.

  3. bostonblows says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:41 am
    touchback6 says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:20 am
    colainsa says:
    April 28, 2022 at 10:02 am
    Solid player entering his prime at a valuable position. No-brainer.

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    Except without an extension in the near future, it gives the player more leverage. Why not have the extension ready if you are sold on the player?

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    They are negotiating as we speak. This is just a formality to cover your butt in the event a deal can’t be agreed upon.

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    That would be a good move as long as they don’t overpay. I am not entirely sure he’s the value of a top 15 pick, but he’s the best of the Quinnen Williams/Ed Oliver group, absolutely.

  4. He has really come into his own this past few seasons. I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts making pro bowls as early as this upcoming season. Aside from being an upwards trend DT/DE he is an exceptional leader on the team! I hope Miami finds a way to sign him long term, he definitely deserves it!

  5. 89 tackles from the DT position is a lot. If he does that again this year, he will get a big contract in 2023

  6. Dolphins in the Super Bowl THIS year!!!! get on DraftKings or FanDual and put some money down!

  7. joedelaney37forever says:
    April 28, 2022 at 9:58 am
    He torched Mike Hughes so badly that KC let Hughes go after the season. Davis is tough.

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    One of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

  8. MortimerInMiami says:
    April 28, 2022 at 11:00 am
    B U S T

    Clearly you don’t watch the Dolphins.

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