Dolphins, DeVante Parker Agree to Contract Extension

NFL free agency rumors: Dolphins re-sign DeVante Parker

A native of Jackson, Miss.

Parker was on the trade block last season amid a public spat with former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase. The contract includes no guaranteed money beyond the first year but supersedes Parker's fifth-year option, which was set to pay him $9.4 million in base salary in 2019. However, they are also aware of his injury history and will look to see if Parker can regain his form that made him the Dolphins first round pick in the 2015 draft.

Parker's best season came in 2016 when he finished second on the Dolphins with 744 receiving yards on 56 catches and four touchdowns. A year ago he had 24 catches for 309 yards and one score while missing five games because of finger and quadriceps issues.

Parker, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound receiver, has the ability to take over games. Former head coach Adam Gase had kept Parker on the bench a few times a year ago, despite Parker believing that he was healthy enough to play. But his agent, Jimmy Gould, said Parker loves Miami, wasn't interested in testing the market, and is eager for a chance to blossom under new Dolphins coach Brian Flores.

Parker will rejoin a young Dolphins receiver corps that features Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant.



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