Wide receiver Preston Williams will get another chance to prove himself with the Miami Dolphins as the team is bringing him back.
Williams is re-signing with the Dolphins, according to a league source. It’s a one-year deal that can earn him up to $1.99 million, according to NFL Network. He was slated for restricted free agency before reaching the agreement.
Williams first joined Miami as a talented undrafted prospect that was flourishing as a rookie in 2019, making 32 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.
The receptions and yards remain career highs as he hasn’t topped those numbers in either of the past two seasons. In 2020, he made 18 receptions for 288 yards and four touchdowns in his eight games before his season was cut short by a foot injury.
Williams was buried on the depth chart in 2021 and only finished with six catches for 71 yards. He has only played eight games in each of his three NFL seasons.
When healthy, Williams’ 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame makes him a viable possession receiver and red-zone threat to go up and catch a pass over a smaller defender.
Williams will be reinserted into competition at wide receiver on a unit that returns rookie standout Jaylen Waddle, veteran DeVante Parker and added free-agent acquisition Cedrick Wilson Jr. from the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Lynn Bowden, who missed 2021 on injured reserve, is also expected to make a run for snaps.
Source: Berkshire mont