The Miami Dolphins lost two of their most explosive offensive weapons during the 2018 season, with wide receivers Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson both landing on injured reserve. Wilson injured his hip in October, an injury that did not require surgery but did cost him most of the season. Grant sustained a “lower leg injury” in November - with the presumption being an Achilles issue - and had surgery, missing the final six games.
Wilson finished his shortened season with 26 receptions for 391 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Grant caught 21 passes for 268 yards with two touchdowns during the season, all career highs, as well as working as the team’s primary kick- and punt-returner. The two combined for one of the great moments of the season, when Wilson broke free for a 52-yard touchdown, with Grant chasing him down and high-fiving him during the play.
The Dolphins are now into their second day of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) as they begin preparations for 2019, and the two receivers should be key parts of the Miami offense this year. However, they do not yet seem to be fully cleared to practice.