The trade for Wilson was intially reported on March 8, but did not go through officially until March 17.
The motives behind his release were revealed.
“Wilson is said to have refused team efforts to help him to get his life on track, continuing behavior that caused the Tennessee Titans to give up on him less than a year after drafting him in the first round,” wrote Adam Beasley.
“Just in the short time since the Dolphins acquired him for late-round draft compensation, Wilson showed up late for his physical, late for his team orientation and skipped two optional workouts that he had committed to attend, the source said.
“On Friday, a series of videos were posted on Wilson’s Instagram account of what appeared to be Wilson inhaling a vape and dancing shirtless on a car, but the Dolphins would have cut him even if those had not appeared, the source added.”
Although Wilson was the 29th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, he missed the majority of last season because of off-the-field issues. Wilson appeared in just one game, registering just three offensive snaps, for the Titans during his rookie season.
The Dolphins will keep the 2022 seventh-round pick they acquired from Tennessee in the deal while the Titans will keep the 2021 seventh-round pick they received from Miami.