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Albert Wilson becomes second Dolphins player to opt out of 2020 season

Port St. Lucie product chooses family over football amid coronavirus pandemic
Albert Wilson, Dolphins wide receiver, in 2019
Posted at 10:01 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 22:01:39-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — For the second day in a row, a Miami Dolphins wide receiver is saying no to football.

Albert Wilson said Wednesday on Twitter that he will opt out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Because of this crazy time, I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit," he wrote in a tweet.

The Port St. Lucie product went on to say he will continue to support his teammates "and will be counting the days until I can join them again."

Wilson's announcement follows fellow receiver Allen Hurns, who said Tuesday he is also opting out with a new baby on the way.

Wilson, 28, signed with the Dolphins in 2018 after spending his first four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State. He has amassed 2,286 yards and 12 touchdowns in his NFL career, including 351 yards and a touchdown last season.

"I support Albert's decision," Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said in a statement. "I know he made it with his family in mind. I want what is best for Albert, as I do all of our players."

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