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Fins sign Wilson to 5-year deal [UPDATE 2]

The Dolphins have apparently resolved their void at strong safety, but it's not how you think.

Even as the team was speaking with Yeremiah Bell -- as his agent Drew Rosenhaus spent several days recently negotiating with Miami -- there was something of a surprise move late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning when former Oakland Raider strong safety Gibril Wilson entered the picture.

This morning agent Alvin Keels confirmed that Wilson has agreed to a five-year deal with the Dolphins. At around 11:30 the Dolphins confirmed Wilson has signed "a multi-year contract."

Another league source tells me the deal can be worth up to $27.5 million and has $8 million in guaranteed money. That $5.5 mil average per year, the contract's length, Wilson's history as a starter, his age, and the fact Bell remains unsigned, paints one picture:

That Bell's days with the Dolphins may be over. This is not certain but it obviously gives pause. Bell agent Drew Rosenhaus has not yet returned a message left for him.

Wilson was a street free agent and not one of the group of unrestricted free agents that must wait until midnight tonight to work a deal. He was released by the Raiders recently after starting 15 games and finishing second in tackles with 129.

Wilson's career in a nutshell shows him to be a good player with solid credentials. He has a Super Bowl ring as he was on the New York Giants team that beat New England in Super Bowl XLII (42 for you normal folks).

After starting 51 of 52 games with the Giants, Wilson last year signed a six-year, $39 million deal. But his stay in Oakland ended Feb. 20 when the Raiders cut him in a salary-cutting move. Wilson was due to collect a $4.5 million roster bonus in March.

Although Wilson and Bell are built similarly, Wilson is said to run slightly better. He is also 27 years old compared to Bell's 30. Bell is believed by some pro personnel people to be a more explosive hitter.

It is possible the Dolphins might want to move Wilson to free safety and still re-sign Bell although that is not highly probable. Dolphins free safety Renaldo Hill is also unsigned.

[Update 2: Wilson played free safety for the Giants during his stint there. But ultimately they deemed him expendable. The Raiders wanted him as a strong safety and didn't think he could make the move to free safety, so that and the salary cap situation got him cut there. The 49'ers were interested for a second but they need a free safety and decided Wilson is not suited for that position. So while it is possible Wilson can be moved to the free safety spot in Miami, there are doubters around the NFL that think that's not his better position.]

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If we don't sign Bell....

What about Will Demps - he played under the 3-4 in Baltimore before being released and playing for Houston last year....

Demps and Wilson could be a solid last line of defence

I'll Sign a f.a contract for the same price they got wilford, hell i'll even ride that stationary bike when ever they activate me...

souljahbeats:

Good point about NT but I still think in round 1 you go for a CB. I think there is better at #25 at CB than NT.

Mjf, Is marc, the little man that we're having a picnic for....

Cuban menace what say you for dolphins first draft pick.and that crowder will never see the ild again,what that tell us about you football judgement ?

What will it cost to trade up? Green Bay seems the likely candidate and either Raji or Jenkins would be avalable. Both needs and both quality.

This blog will be busy for the next 2 days so people who have no clue about the sport please take a hike like dol-fan dumbest and mr bungle.

Ken , darius butler isn't going to be picked at 25 ( that would be a reach ) Maybe with the 2nd second round pick ( 57 th overall ). The gabril wilsin signing was great ( wanted him last year ) Dolfan-finest i also live in the hudson-bergen county area,

Waterboy, Camarillo has no trade value because he was hurt last year. Why would we trade Bess when he is cheap and may develop into a great player? Coles is a 1 or two year option. You don't trade away your youth for a roster spot. It's the offseason, we have plenty of roster spots. You go to camp with 8 or 9 receivers anyway. Also, Gibril Wilson played FS for the Giants before he went to the Raiders. So, the door is not closed on Bell yet.

This is a great move geting Wilson. The ball seems to find Wilson, he has 13 Int's and is much more of a play maker then Bell.

Now the fins can draft Sean Smith to play FS, THAT KID IS A STUD with there first second round pick 44th overall.

3-6 Mafia (Parcels-Ireland-Sparano) continue to make things happen!!!!

Jeremy,

Michael Jenkins would be a great addition but is he not regarded as a top 5-10 pick? It would take too much in terms of draft choices and money to move up. I think there are other good corners we could in the second round or even with our first pick....

I'm not Marc.

Thanks Craig but how about Raji?

nj phin fan:

Butler is going to be a 1st round pick. His stock is fast rising, especially since Jenkins ran so slow at the combine people are now projecting Jenkins as Safety. Butler had an excellent combine and senior bowl. I believe he moves into the 1st round. Kirwan's latest mock draft has him going #26 to the Ravens. Granted mock drafts at this stage are not always reliable but Butler's a gamer and I think he is a 1st rounder.

This is great it looks like miami is in a win win situation this season and wilson is a start and come on we got crowder back too.. all i know is i want a rematch with Baltimore and Houstan we ready!!!

nathaniel please come back and tell some of your creepy stories and make sure make your views known RE your love for dolphins and sophia.
some jesus talk about his school years.

as great as bell was for us last season, i really like this move. i've gotta say parcells certainly continues to amaze. the man definitely knows what he's doing.

Adam Schefter from NFL.com said that with Wilson signed that the next one to get a contract done will be Bell. So if that is true it looks like it will be Bell SS and Wilson FS now that would rock!

ther's no money left for bell to sign.

from NFL Network:
The Dolphins signed safety Gibril Wilson, who was released by Oakland last week, to a five-year, $27.5 million contract that includes $8 million guaranteed and $16.5 million in the deal’s first three years.

Next up for Miami is re-signing free-agent safety Yeremiah Bell, which it hopes to do today.

Bell still might be in the plans...much better deaL for Miami considering what Oakland paid, six years and 37 million

G. Wilson IS a SS. I dont think he would be a very good FS. He is a very good tackler and a run-stuffer more then a coverage guy. Miami uses their FS for coverage. He is very similar to Bell, but it appears the dolphins wanted to get younger in that area. I'm afraid this means the end of Y. Bell on our team.

I swear if miami signs coles i will puke! We are dolphin fans!!!!! If i wanted to see this duo i would watch reruns of old jet games. Who do you guys want next jumbo elliot!!!!

ken I know your fron conn , so you have a little home town bias but butler will not go in the 1st round. Based on the performance of the cb's at the combine , the real value for cb's are in the 2nd round ( kirwan's mock draft has plenty question marks and isn't want scouts go by ) My point was really miami would be reaching in getting butler at 25. Look for miami to go lb at 25 ( better value at lb for 25 th pick )

Wilson is an upgrade over Renaldo Hill who played FS last year and left many plays (tackles and ints) on the field. He played FS for the Super Bowl Champion Giants, his coverage is just fine.

Chase,

Wilson was a Free Safety when he won the super bowl on the 07 Giants

Has anyone seen Tinshaker? He said something about showing me Afternoon Delight and now I am all curious. I wonder what he means.

Okay, gang, I can just stay for a minute. Here are my thoughts:

1) It's not adultery if you scream your wife's name while you're with your co-worker.
2) Why do people venerate W.E.B. DuBois when he praised Stalin even after the massive purges were known?
3) Speaking of purging, I haven't done that since December 31, 1993. For true.

Gotta eat. See ya gang.

Chase , wilson played FS for the giants . So yes he can play that position.

nathaniel ,what the number 3 means to you?

It's how many inches his unit measures.

I still say draft the chimpanzee that attacked that lady 2 weeks ago, i know what your saying"menace the monkey was shot 2 times and had his head severed to see if he had rabies" but think about a lineman that happens to be a simean with no head and possibly with rabies chasing a q.b around the field. it would be a great human(or monkey) intrest story..

mr bungle i thought you like tinsaker,is it true you are a measuring boy?

I still say draft the chimpanzee that attacked that lady 2 weeks ago, i know what your saying"menace the monkey was shot 2 times and had his head severed to see if he had rabies" but think about a lineman that happens to be a simean with no head and possibly with rabies chasing a q.b around the field. it would be a great human(or monkey) intrest story..

mr bungle,do you have a unit you are working on?

Heather, what do you mean?

Chase, I will be working on Tin's later.

It's A Shame that crowder wont be let loose back into the wild, but ted(feet of clay)ginn and his clipboard holding daddy will be soon, who else should we set free? discuss now.

Draft Ron Brace in the second.

mr bungle,I meant that do you now how to work on measuring the thinsaker's unit?

I know Wilson was a FS when he played with the Giants, but I'm just stating his strength. When he played with the giants, he played in a 4-3 system and he had Osi omenyiora, Justin Tuck, and Michael Strahan on the pass rush. 3 pro-bowlers. The situation is different. I love Y. Bell and i hope im wrong. But he is gone. And i dont think G. Wilson would be a good FS.

Good move but I hope they sign Bell that would give us two great playmakers in our backfield!!

Craig M:

Jenkins stock has dropped substantially since the combine. Scouts dont think he has the speed to keep play CB in the NFL. Whoever drafts him is probably going to move him to Saftey. They are now saying he has now dropped to the end of the first round. However, with the signing of Wilson and impending resigning of Bell, I dont think Jenkins is someone the trifecta will be targeting.

I think whoever we draft in the first round is going to have a lot to do with what happens with Jason Brown. If we can sign Brown, we are going to target one of the three USC LB or Lurantis with the 25th pick. If we cant sign Brown I think we are going to go with either Alex Mack or Unger. Its going to be an interesting 24 hours.

CUBAN Menace,what about letting BELL lose into the wild?

Heather, yes. I just use a broken ruler. I don't need a whole ruler anyway.

Ok Guys, the menace will be taking your questions tonite from 10 to 11 on this blog ,so till then , i wish you a great day..

well..well mr bungle .you should get in touch with nathaniel.D to see how can he help you to be born again.

Jose, Id like the fish to sign bell, but you know who id like to see set free? brain dead joey porter., id like to see him go 1 on 1 with a lizard, and when i say 1 on 1 i mean a test of intellegence, 5 bucks says the lizard wins.

We got rid of our monkey act last year and the following act has done a great job. Keep up the good work coach!

I THINK THEY BOTH CAN FEED OFF EACH OTHER BECAUSE BELL HAD A BOAT LOAD OF PASS DEFLECTIONS WHILE WILSON WILL INTERCEPT THE BALL IF THROWN TOWARDS HIM. THEY SHOULD PUT WILSON ON THE SAME SIDE AS ALLEN BECAUSE ALLEN IS A GOO PASS DEFLECTOR HISSELF BUT WILSON CAN INTERCEPT THOSE DEFLECTIONS.GOODMAN SHOULD BE RE-SIGNED BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY DID GOOD ONCE THE SEASON WINDED DOWN. HE CAN ALSO INTERCEPT THOSE PASSES THAT BELL DEFLECTS. OR WE CAN DRAFT THE SUPER MAN STRONG CORNER VONTAE DAVIS OR DRAFT THE 6-4 CORNER SEAN SMITH.

CUBAN Menace,i thought for while now that joe porter will be dolphins team spokesman to the media and how can he lose against a lizard since joe finished MED school?please discuss .

O YEA MR.TUNA. WE NEED TO CUT VONNIE HOLIDAY BECAUSE HE CAUSE TO MUCH FOR THE STATS HE GAVE UP LAST YEAR AND SIGN DERRICK WARD FOR AS CHEAP AS WE CAN GET HIM BECAUSE RICKY IS ALRIGHT BUT RICKY IS OLD.

bungle sound better than mr bungle.how many hours a day you go on blogs?

Joey Did finish 8th grade, but he went to school in a short bus and was forced to wear a bycle helmet at all times and also had to wear a bib all the time because lil joey also had a problem drooling.. very sad for lil joey..

Mango, 25 hours per day.

WHOOPS I MEANT COST TOO MUCH

j-p please change you writing cap letters, it's hurting my eyes man.

Lets just say you'll never see porter at a menza meeting.

Derrick Ward ?? Have you been hanging around bungle and menace? Only beneficial ideas please.

Clearly we won't see you at a menza meeting either because it is called mensa.

OK menace if joe isn't ready to be the spokesman for the fish then who do you recommend?

Ok Guys again got to run, ill be back at 11 tonite to field more of your questions.

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