Report: Miami Dolphins make huge decision regarding Christian Wilkins’ future

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To the surprise of few, the Miami Dolphins are reportedly exercising the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Christian Wilkins’ contract.

Over the past three seasons, Wilkins has developed into a key piece for the Dolphins’ defense. He originally was drafted by the team with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 2021 season was undoubtedly his best one in the NFL. He recorded 89 combined tackles, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The Clemson University product has improved each season he’s been in the league, and he’s surely hoping to take another step forward during the 2022 season.

Given Miami’s feelings about Wilkins, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the two sides attempt to hammer out an extension sometime soon.

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