The Miami Dolphins are reportedly open to trading wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The move would provide a significant boost to the team’s salary cap, saving them $7 million in cap space with a trade.
Wilson signed a 3-year, $22 million contract with the Dolphins last offseason after a successful campaign with the Dallas Cowboys, during which he caught 45 passes for 602 yards and 6 touchdowns. However, his time in Miami was less successful, as he spent most of the year out of the rotation at wideout, finishing the 2022 season with only 18 targets for less than 150 yards.
The Dolphins made some moves to address their wide receiver group this offseason, signing former Jets All-Pro returner and occasional receiver Braxton Berrios to help fill a slot role. This could make Wilson expendable, given his high salary and limited production in the 2022 season.
Moving on from Wilson makes sense for the Dolphins, but it remains to be seen if any team will be interested in acquiring him at his current salary. It is unlikely that the Dolphins will cut him, as $5 million of his $7 million salary is guaranteed. Even if he is cut after June 1, his cap hit would only drop from $8 million to $6 million.
A trade would be the most sensible option for the Dolphins, as they could potentially recoup some value for Wilson while also freeing up significant cap space. The team has not commented on the reports of Wilson’s potential availability, but it will be interesting to see if any team is willing to make a move for the talented wide receiver.