Detroit Lions Sign Corner Josh Wilson

The Detroit Lions announced the signing of free agent corner Josh Wilson today.  Wilson and the Lions agreed to a 1 year deal.  While he has more experience than Cassius Vaughn, he was brought in essentially for the same reason; depth and competition.  Wilson played last season for Atlanta and played the majority of his snaps as a nickel corner.  It is likely that he competes with Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson for the nickel spot this offseason.  Wilson is 30 years old, has been in the league for about 8 seasons, and has 85 starts under his belt.  While he was a poor outside corner, being ranked by PFF as the 75th best corner, he was good inside.  The 5’9 nickel corner was 7th best in the NFL covering the slot, allowing a mere 83.1 passer rating.  Wilson’s ability to play special teams also likely contributed to his signing.

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