Well, that didn't take long. Just about a week after being released by the Oakland Raiders, it appears Gibril Wilson has already sewn up a new job. The safety signed a five-year contract with the Dolphins Thursday. After a one-year hiatus from the NFL, he's back in the league. Wilson had spent the first four years of his career with the Giants, garnering a Super Bowl ring in the process, but was exiled to Oakland last season.
The Raiders needed to slash payroll, and Wilson was one of the slashees -- despite racking up solid tackle totals and a couple picks along the way.
This is a big move for the Dolphins, as both of their starting safeties will head to free agency Friday. Wilson is one of the best tackling safeties in the NFL, and has played on winning teams before the aforementioned Oakland exile. He even enjoy the occasional harassing of the opposing passer (as seen in the Super Bowl photo above).
The Dolphins should now be able to retain at least one of their two free agent safeties and head into next season with a strong defensive unit.
UPDATE: The Dolphins have reportedly re-signed Yeremiah Bell to stay, so the safeties for next season are set. PFT says that Bell will stay at strong safety and Wilson will move over to free safety.