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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Wilson has agreed to a deal with the Miami Dolphins, exactly a week after he was surprisingly jettisoned by Oakland. There was some hope around the Raiders that Wilson could come back with a new deal. That is now impossible.
I am a bit surprised Wilson signed with Miami without somewhat of a fight from Denver and San Diego. Both teams could have used him. But a source close to Wilson indicated neither team made a real run to keep him after he was unexpectedly available on the market.
Oakland cut Wilson because it was in salary-cap trouble. Wilson signed a six-year, $39 million deal last year as part of Oakland's lavish free-agent spending spree. Wilson was the only new player in 2008 to make a difference for the Raiders. He had 129 tackles, which was the ninth-highest in the NFL.
Wilson was far from perfect, especially in coverage. But he was a solid player and he's better than what Oakland has now. But the Raiders can't look back now. Wilson is a Miami Dolphin.