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49ers Are Trading Running Back Jeff Wilson To Miami

Jeff Wilson Jr., San Francisco 49ers

The Miami Dolphins made waves with one of the biggest deals of the day on Tuesday, the final day before the NFL trade deadline.

Turns out, they weren't done.

The Dolphins acquired pass-rusher Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos. Now, they have brought in running back Jeff Wilson Jr. from the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"Trade: 49ers are trading RB Jeff Wilson to Miami, per source," Schefter tweeted.

The Dolphins are giving up a 2023 fifth-round pick for Wilson.

The move seems to make sense for both sides. 

The Dolphins sent running back Chase Edmonds to the Broncos in the Chubb trade, so they needed to bolster their backfield depth behind Raheem Mostert. Wilson should be familiar with new Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel's scheme, having played under him while McDaniel was the offensive coordinator in San Francisco.

Plus, the 49ers have a surplus of running backs after their blockbuster trade for Christian McCaffrey earlier this season. They are also expected to activate Elijah Mitchell following their Week Nine bye.

Wilson has played well this season while filling in for Mitchell, rushing for 432 yards and two touchdowns during six starts.