Albert Wilson is back with the Miami Dolphins after stepping away in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wilson played 13 games in 2019 after a hip injury derailed a promising 2018, his first season with the Dolphins.
Wilson met with the media last Wednesday and mentioned that, unlike the 2019 season, he is entering camp fully healthy.
“I feel great right now, just my whole body including the hip,” Wilson said. “I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do out there so it’s exciting just going into the season truly healthy and just knowing you can do anything you want.”
The Dolphins have some tough decisions looming at the position, but Wilson believes that competition among the veteran receivers is a good thing.
“The more people you get in to compete, the better your overall team is,” Wilson said. “I’m just speaking for myself but when you bring a ton of guys into the room that are veterans and know what they’re doing, you’re just going to get the best out of everybody. It isn’t going to do anything but help the team.”
DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and 2021 first-round draft pick Jaylen Waddle are listed as Miami’s top three receivers. Preston Williams, Lynn Bowden Jr., Jakeem Grant, Robert Foster, Mack Hollins, Malcolm Perry, Kirk Merritt, Allen Hurns and Kai Locksley will compete with Wilson for three, maybe four roster sports.
“I’m just trying to get in and be able to compete and go to work,” Wilson said. I’m not too caught up in how things are going to play out. I’m just looking for that opportunity.”
Wilson added that he has already spent time working with second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“It’s all about having that chemistry and being on the same page, so the more time we have to do that, the better we’ll become,” Wilson said. “He did a great job of proposing and holding practices during the offseason and when guys were in town, and getting together to show up and get some stuff going early.”
Teams are currently out for summer break but will begin training camp on July 27 and have rosters trimmed to 53 players by August 31.