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6/7/23 UPDATE: Miami Dolphins Orange Jersey Award TRACKER; Pay the man!

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Miami Dolphins minicamp continued on Wednesday which means it was another day for the team to get better, plus another day where a player was awarded the orange practice jersey award — an award given out to the previous day’s best practice performer.

Yesterday, Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa got the nod, however today, a defender looking for a big payday in the form of a new long-term contract was the award’s recipient.

Who was that player?

The big man in the middle, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, was recognized with the brightly colored threads and the aux cord (each winner is allowed to pick the music played at that day’s practice).

Wilkins is entering the fifth year of his rookie deal and will play under the 5th-year-option tag — paying the player roughly $10.7 million — however he and the team have been deep in discussions for an extension for the 27-year-old.

It’s nearly a forgone conclusion that the deal will get done, but with Miami opening up an additional $13.6 million in cap space after clearing cornerback Byron Jones’ money off of the books at the beginning of this month, many thought Wilkins’ deal would follow shortly after.

Here’s hoping the extension is signed mere moments after this article is published, rendering these last few paragraphs completely irrelevant!

2023 Dolphins Orange Jersey Tracking

Practice Player
Practice Player
OTA 1 Jaylen Waddle
OTA 2 Duke Riley
OTA 3 Salvon Ahmed
OTA 4 Jevon Holland
OTA 5 Alec Ingold
OTA 6 Andrew Van Ginkel
Mini Camp 1 Tua Tagovailoa
Mini Camp 2 Christian Wilkins
Mini Camp 3 Liam Eichenberg
Training Camp 1 N/A
Training Camp 2 Alec Ingold
Training Camp 3 Bradley Chubb
Training Camp 4 Kader Kohou
Training Camp 5 Raheem Mostert
Training Camp 6 Jevon Holland
Training Camp 7 Jaylen Waddle
Training Camp 8 Jaelan Phillips
Training Camp 9 Christian Wilkins
Training Camp 10 Jerome Baker
Training Camp 11 N/A
Training Camp 12 N/A
Training Camp 13 Tyreek Hill
Training Camp 14 N/A
Training Camp 15 N/A
Training Camp 16 N/A
Training Camp 17 N/A
Training Camp 18 Raekwon Davis

We will be making our best effort to track which players receive the orange jersey honor as the offseason progresses. Want to help? Hit us up on Twitter at @thephinsider, or reach out to me directly at @MBrave13, and let us know who is rocking the jersey with pride each day! Fins up!