Albert Wilson informed the Dolphins that he had decided not to participate in the campaign.
“It’s not an easy decision to make…” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “I decided not to participate in this 2020 season. It was a very difficult choice, but since the day I started playing, it has always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time, I chose to put my family in the best possible situation. I will stand alongside my teammates and brothers to support them 100% throughout this season and count the days until I can join them again. 1 love. ”
Dolphins coach Brian Flores said in a statement, “I support Albert’s decision. I know he did it with his family in mind. I want the best for Albert, as I do for all of our players. ”
Wilson joins fellow Fins wide receiver Allen Hurns, who also retired this week.
Wilson, 28, looked set to play a big role in the attack on the Dolphins as a slot catcher alongside DeVante Parker. Wilson and Hurns opt-outs leave Miami very young and slim to the receiver.
Parker is set to be the Dolphins’ No.1 target, with Preston Williams the No.2, if he is fully recovered from an ACL tear by the start of the season. The rest of the Expanded Corps includes Gary Jennings, Isaiah Ford, Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins, and UDFAs Matt Cole and Kirk Merritt.
Whether Tua Tagovailoa or Ryan Fitzpatrick win QB’s debut gig of week 1, their jobs just got harder after WR news this week. We knew 2020 would challenge the depth of the teams. Dolphins discover this truth early on.
Players have until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to opt out of the 2020 season.