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Dolphins Pick Up Fifth-Year Option on Wide Out DeVante Parker

The Dolphins have picked up the fifth-year option for wide receiver DeVante Parker, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

It’s a move that’s mildly surprising considering Parker, the 2015 first-round pick, has been inconsistent over his previous three seasons.

Parker, who will earn about $9.3 million for the 2019 season, has 139 receptions for 1,908 yards and eight touchdowns for his career. He totaled 57 receptions for 670 yards and one touchdown last season.

Parker, tremendously talented but afflicted by injury and professionalism issues, has been somewhat of an enigma with Miami. Prior to last season former offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson both predicted big things for Parker, including a Pro Bowl appearance.

But Parker didn’t deliver, instead taking a backseat to fellow wide receivers Jarvis Landry, who was traded to Cleveland recently, and Kenny Stills. Landry had a career-best and league-leading 112 receptions while Stills had 58 receptions for 847 yards and six touchdowns, each registering as the second-best totals of his five-year career.

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