Report: Las Vegas Raiders plan to sign DT Christian Wilkins

Mar 11, 2024, 11:22 AM

Christian Wilkins #94 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates with teammates after a sack in the first hal...

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 11: Christian Wilkins #94 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates with teammates after a sack in the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

The NFL’s negotiating period for free agents began Monday and the Las Vegas Raiders made a big splash off the bat.

According to reports, the Silver & Black plan to sign defensive tackle Christian Wilkins. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport posted on X that the deal is for four years worth $110 million, including $84.75 million of that guaranteed.

Wilkins was selected 13th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In five seasons with the Dolphins, he’s recorded one interception, 19 passes defended, four forced fumbles, 20.5 sacks, and 355 tackles. For the last three seasons, he played all 17 games for Miami.

Last season was his best in Miami with a career-high nine sacks and two fumble recoveries. Before joining the NFL, he was able to win two National Championships with Clemson in 2016 and 2018.

Christian Wilkins will have a chance to face off against his former team in 2024 when the Raiders travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins.

Christian Wilkins hit the market after he and the Dolphins were unable to come to a contract extension earlier this offseason. He’ll be slotted next to Defensive Player of the Year nominee Maxx Crosby.

Key offseason dates for the Las Vegas Raiders

  • March 13 – The 2024 free agency signing period begins at 1 p.m. PST
  • March 24-27 – Annual league meeting in Orlando
  • April 25-27 – NFL Draft in Detroit

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