WR DeVante Parker signs incentive-laden 2-year contract with Dolphins

  • WR DeVante Parker signs incentive-laden 2-year contract with Dolphins

WR DeVante Parker signs incentive-laden 2-year contract with Dolphins

It was reported on Tuesday that the Dolphins agreed to a new two-year contract with wide receiver DeVante Parker.

Parker's new deal can be worth up to $13 million with incentives and provides the 26-year-old with an opportunity to live up to the expectations that come with being a first round pick. "It's like a new start for him".

Parker's return means Miami's offense will likely include Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant and Brice Butler as the team's five receivers. Additionally everything I have heard says Parker wanted to remain in Miami; since head coach Adam Gase is no longer here. Parker's agent, Jimmy Gould, made headlines around midseason by calling Gase "incompetent" in statements to the media.

Parker has flashed potential at times but has been mostly inconsistent and injured since the Dolphins drafted him in the first round of the 2016 National Football League draft.

Last season, Parker was plagued by injuries to his shoulder and finger as he played in only 11 games with just seven starts and one touchdown in 24 catches.

His new deal reflected the Dolphins' thrifty approach to free agency as the market heats up.

Rather than engage in a bidding war, they allowed Ja'Wuan James to depart this week to Denver, where he's expected to sign a four-year, $51 million contract that makes him the highest-paid right tackle in the NFL.