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The Dolphins are deep at cornerback, with Vontae Davis and Sean Smith returning as the starters and Benny Sapp back as the nickel back. It’s possible Wilson will be inactive for the opener, but he has played on all of the Dolphins‘ special teams _ coverage, return and placement units _ and that’s where he’s most likely to see action in the early going.
He wins praise from teammates for his willingness to take on bigger opponents.
“Jimmy is a hard-nosed guy,” veteran safety Yeremiah Bell said. “He’s little, but he likes bullying guys around. Sometimes we have to back him off and tell him he can’t butt everybody in this league. He’s got to learn to use his hands a little more, but once he does he’ll be fine.”
Rust might be a factor. Wilson played in eight games last season at Montana but was slowed by a hamstring injury, and those are his only games since 2006.
No wonder he’s so glad to find himself in uniform as a 25-year-old NFL rookie.
“Every day I get a chance to play football,” he said, “I’m going to smile.”
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