Albert Wilson played the role of hero for the Miami Dolphins in their dramatic Week 6 win over the Chicago Bears, but there’s a chance we may not see another explosive play from the wide receiver this season.
Wilson suffered a hip injury during Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions, and his agent Drew Rosenhaus said it is possible he could miss anywhere from a few weeks to the remainder of the year.
The Bears had the Dolphins on the ropes in Week 6, but Wilson scored touchdowns of 43 and 75 yards in the fourth quarter to help force overtime. Miami then nearly gave the game away on a horrible goal line fumble, but they held on to win thanks in large part to Wilson’s impact.
With Ryan Tannehill already on the shelf with a shoulder injury and Wilson now out, the injuries are piling up for the Dolphins.
NFL contracts are often a hot-button issue. People love to debate who’s making too much, too little, who deserves more, and who is overpaid. Some athletes outplay their deals, while others cash in and fail to deliver. Teams obviously try hard to avoid the latter situation, but sometimes things don’t work out as hoped.
With all of that in mind, here’s a look at the worst contract on every NFL team entering the 2018 season.
Arizona Cardinals – Jermaine Gresham, TE
After signing him to two consecutive one-year deals, the Cardinals suddenly decided to invest heavily in Jermaine Gresham, signing him to a four-year, $28 million deal with $16.5 million guaranteed. The $7 million annual salary far exceeds any contract Gresham had previously signed, which is curious considering he hasn’t exceeded 500 yards in a single season since 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Add in that Greshman is now on the wrong side of 30, and it’s easy to understand how he made this list.
Select members of the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles protested during the playing of the national anthem before their preseason games on Thursday.
Two Dolphins players took a knee during the anthem before the team’s game against Tampa Bay: Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson. Another Dolphin, Robert Quinn, raised his fist.
Before the Eagles-Steelers game, Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby raised a fist during the playing of the anthem. Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the playing of the anthem and headed to join his team.
During pregame warmups, multiple Eagles players wore T-shirts raising awareness about voter registration and prison populations.
Jenkins, Quinn and Stills were among the players who had similar anthem displays in the past. The league is currently working with the NFLPA on improving their anthem policy.