Lost in all the news of the crazy past few days for the Miami Dolphins is the fact that defensive back Jimmy Wilson has signed with the San Diego Chargers. The two-year deal worth $4.85 million dollars was completed on Friday evening.
Wilson was a seventh round draft pick in 2011 and has filled an important role in the Dolphins' defense ever since. Besides being one of the better players on special teams, his versatility in the secondary allowed him to play both the slot and safety positions. Last season, when the Dolphins were riddled with injuries, he started 13 games between both positions and accumulated 58 tackles and one interception.
Jimmy Wilson took to Twitter to thank Dolphins fans and the organization for taking a chance on him after he spent two years in jail fighting attempted murder chargers before getting his college football career back on track.
"Wanna thank all Phins fans that supported me as well as the Dolphins organization taking a chance on a kid with a past."
Brice McCain, who the Dolphins signed on Wednesday, will compete with Jamar Taylor for the second cornerback position. It's also possible the Dolphins bring in someone else and move McCain to the slot, where the Dolphins' front office believes he will excel.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs