The Miami Dolphins were able to find success in Mike McDaniel’s first year as head coach, finishing the season with a 9-8 record.
While they were unable to win their playoff game, the Dolphins appear to be taking steps in the right direction.
However, the Dolphins may be heading into 2023 without one of their offensive weapons.
According to Dolphins reporter Barry Jackson, the Dolphins are exploring trade partners for WR Cedrick Wilson.
Update: The #Dolphins are open to trade WR Cedrick Wilson, per @flasportsbuzz
Wilson signed a 3-year, $22 million contract with Miami last season after catching a career high 45 passes for 602 yards and 6 TDs with the #Cowboys in 2021
Trading Wilson will save $7M in cap savings pic.twitter.com/Jv7usGmpOR
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 2, 2023
As this report indicates, if Jackson is traded, the Dolphins will free up $7 million in cap space, potentially leading the way to sign a different receiver.
During the 2022 NFL offseason, the Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill, an elite weapon for Tua Tagovailoa.
Despite a fantastic season with the Dallas Cowboys in 2021, Wilson wasn’t able to recapture that magic in Miami in 2022.
Last season, Wilson had 12 receptions, which resulted in 136 yards and zero touchdowns.
It appears that the new coaching regime wasn’t able to slot him into their offensive scheme, and Wilson could find himself on a new team when the 2023 campaign begins.
Hill and Jaylen Waddle have taken over as Tagovailoa’s top receiving options, leaving little room for anyone else.
The Dolphins also lost Mike Gesicki in free agency, who has recently signed with the New England Patriots.
He will be 28 years old when the season starts, and he still has two years left on his contract with the Dolphins.
If given an opportunity, Wilson has demonstrated that he can be impactful to a team’s offense.NEXT: Former Colts RB Signs With The XFL