AP source: WR Albert Wilson discussing deal with Dolphins

3/13/2018 10:49:46 AM

MIAMI (AP) Receiver Albert Wilson is discussing a $24 million, three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.

The person confirmed the conversations to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement hadn"t become final.

Reserve safety Walt Aikens is discussing re-signing with Miami, the person said, and is likely to reach a deal. The Dolphins released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons as expected.

Wilson is expected to sign after the start of the NFL"s new year Wednesday. He"ll help replace three-time Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry, whom the Dolphins have agreed to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks,

Wilson is from Port St. Lucie, Florida. In four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, he caught 124 passes for 1,544 yards, including 42 receptions for 554 yards last year.

Timmons went AWOL on the eve of last year"s opener, was briefly suspended and played poorly when he returned. He signed a $12 million, two-year contract in 2017 after 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

His departure clears $5.5 million in cap space for Miami.

Aikens has been with the Dolphins since his rookie season in 2014 and has become a key contributor on special teams.

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