Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gibril Wilson signs 5-year deal

The Dolphins didn't wait for the official opening of free agency to start bolstering the defense.

The team signed S Gibril Wilson to a five year contract worth $27.5 million. That includes $8 million guaranteed, and the deal pays out $16.5 million in the first three years.

Wilson (6'0", 210 lbs.) is 27 years old.

He is incredibly active from the safety spot, and he is one of the best blitzing safeties in the league.

His acquisition is a bit curious though, since all reports seemed to point towards Miami re-signing Yeremiah Bell. Of course, they still could sign Bell, but then either Bell or Wilson would have to move to free safety. I think that is plausible, and would love to see Bell brought back on a short contract.

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