Tennessee Titans Bring in Veteran Safety George Wilson
Oct 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills strong safety George Wilson (37) breaks up a long pass to Tennessee Titans wide receiver Damian Williams (17) during the third quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Titans beat the Bills 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The Tennessee Titans brought in veteran safety George Wilson for a visit today. Wilson was recently cut from the Buffalo Bills, most likely in an effort to free up cap space to re-sign their other safety Jairus Byrd, who is younger and set to hit free agency.
Wilson would be a strong signing for the Titans strong safety position, a position that is without starting talent and will either be filled with a veteran in free agency or with a rookie taken early in the 2013 NFL draft. Either way the Titans will be bringing in someone to pair with FS Michael Griffin.
Wilson has had a great career in Buffalo, accounting for 12 interceptions and 305 tackles in his seven years there.
Wilson had a bit of an off-year in the interception department in 2012 as you can see above, but he was still a productive member of the Bills defense and a team captain. The biggest thing going against Wilson is that he’ll be 32 by the start of the 2013 season.
The Titans need some veteran leadership with how young they are and bringing in Wilson gives them both that leadership and a quality player. Even if they do sign Wilson, I would expect them to draft a SS, though maybe not as early as would be expected if they don’t bring on a starting quality safety.
Wilson also has a visit schedule with the Detroit Lions.
In other free agent news, the Titans have offered a contract to DT Chris Canty who visited earlier this week. Canty has also visited with the Kansas City Chiefs. Canty is continuing to check out his options, which does not surprise me. Canty should be able to get a good contract and I doubt the Titans threw the money out on the table, considering DT is one of their positions that isn’t truly lacking, despite the fact they will likely loose DT Sen’Derrick Marks in free agency.
There’s your exciting Titans news for the day.
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