The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on deal with Wilson, making defense the first area targeted in free agency.|||||||
Team officials visited with the 6-foot, 212-pound safety after Buffalo released him Feb. 11. He spent much of the past nine years with the Bills, playing 92 games with 12 interceptions, 362 tackles and 22 passes defensed.
The Buffalo Bills have begun reshaping their defense under new coach Doug Marrone by releasing two veterans: linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson. The shake-up takes place a little over a month since Marrone took over after Chan Gailey was fired following three losing seasons.|||||||
General manager Buddy Nix said the cuts were made Monday with the intention of moving the team forward and freeing up spots to allow Buffalo's younger players to step into those roles. Wilson was a respected leader and voted a five-time team captain during his eight seasons in Buffalo. He was also the team's NFL Players Association representative.
Buffalo starting safety George Wilson misses his third straight game against Tennessee because of a neck injury.|||||||
Wilson has already missed two games, and coach Chan Gailey says he's getting "less optimistic" about the starter's status against the Titans.
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed six players, including Wilson.|||||||
Wilson started 12 games and had a career-best four interceptions last season.
Wilson was placed on injured reserve Friday, ending his season less than a week after he broke two ribs.|||||||
Wilson becomes Buffalo's fifth defensive regular and 14th player to be placed on the season-ending list this year. Coach Dick Jauron had been hoping that Wilson would be able to return should the Bills make the playoffs.