Miami Dolphins, receiver Will Fuller reach a contract, sources say
Previous Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller has agreed with the Miami Dolphins, sources revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
The one-year deal incorporates a marking reward of more than $9.6 million, with a base salary of $990,000 and incentives up to $3 million, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Fuller, who will turn 27 in April, was drafted by the Texans with the 21st overall pick in the 2016 draft and was playing on his fifth-year option before he was suspended in November for disregarding the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The six-game suspension will extend to Week 1 of the 2021 season.
The Dolphins and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa urgently need offensive playmakers who can compromise defenses with speed, separation and ability to make yards after catch. Enter Fuller, who has been one of the NFL’s best deep dangers all through his NFL career. He should extend defenses in a manner Miami couldn’t in 2020.
Fuller set career highs in 11 games last season with 53 receptions for 879 yards and eight touchdowns.
Tagovailoa, in the mean time, just attempted two passes with in excess of 50 yards of air distance last season, and his longest completion in 2020 brought about a 35-yard acquire, as per ESPN Stats and Information. Fuller had six receptions longer than that last season.
He joins a Dolphins receiving room that incorporates receiver DeVante Parker and tight end Mike Gesicki. Miami likewise could add a top receiving alternative – like DeVonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase, Kyle Pitts or Jaylen Waddle – through the draft.
In five NFL seasons, Fuller has played in 53 of 80 games, just once playing in excess of 11 games in a season. Be that as it may, when he was on the field, he was a difference-maker for Houston, averaging 58.7 yards per game with 209 receptions for 3,110 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career there.