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  • Writer's pictureMike Buck

No Contact talks for Tua

The Miami Dolphins have announced that they will be tabling contract negotiations with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins until after the 2023 season. General Manager Chris Grier confirmed that the team had made an offer to Wilkins, but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement. Grier stated that the negotiations would be postponed so as not to distract the players from their goals for the season.

Wilkins, who is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract, expressed his willingness to accept the tabling of his contract negotiations and is focused on this season. The 2019 first-round pick has made it clear that he's interested in an extension and has been holding in for the past two weeks. However, he participated in individual drills but not team drills at practice. Wilkins ended that hold-in on Tuesday and expressed his undeterred interest in remaining with Miami.

In other roster news, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who had meniscus surgery in July, will be placed on injured reserve. Ramsey will miss at least the first four games of the 2023 season, but Miami expects him to play at some point this season. Cornerback Keion Crossen will miss the entire 2023 season after suffering a "freak injury" on Tuesday.

It is clear that the Miami Dolphins are taking a strategic approach to their contract negotiations, prioritizing the success of the team on the field. With players like Wilkins expressing their commitment to the organization, it's clear that the Dolphins are building a strong team culture. Fans will undoubtedly be eager to see how the team performs on the field this season.

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