Phins Start FA Early

CONTRACT UPDATE:  The deal is 5 years 27.5 million and has an 8 million dollar guarantee.

The Miami Dolphins were the first team last year to ink a free agent at the start of free agency.  This year, they are not waiting for the clock to strike midnight.  The Phins have signed street free agent Gibril Wilson formerly of the Oakland Raiders.  

Wilson is 27 years old and was one of the high-profile signings that the Raiders made last off-season.  He is a solid strong safety and his signing indicates that there is a better than likely chance that the Phins have given up on Yeremiah Bell who will now likely enter the free agent market.

Earlier this week it appeared that Bell was as close to a done deal as possible but late Wednesday night the Phins made the move on the younger and faster Wilson.  This is the first big signing of the off-season outside of their own free agents Vernon Carey and Channing Crowder.  

Wilson’s deal is for 5 years but contract terms are not yet available.

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  • hawk9810

    Great move!!!  I will miss Bell but Wilson is definatly an upgrade at SS.  Thank the Lord Al Davis is a moron

  • joe

    i wouldn’t mind bring in bell as a back up on back up deal money

  • hawk9810

    Bell is good enough he won’t be available as a back up, he was one of my favs and I wish him the best in the future!!

  • joe

    i know but it was a nice thought i also wish him luck so long hes not in the afc east

  • Mad_Dog

    Bell has resigned with the Dolphins and will be the starting strong safety and wilson the free safety!

  • hawk9810

    Wow I did not see this coming!!  However this is awsome Bell and Wilson together will be a force..  Parcells and Co once again show why they get paid the BIG BUCKS!

  • joe

    i can’t believe it my dream came true go bill and compamy