The Titans signed former Bills SS George Wilson, the team announced on Friday.
According to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the contract is for two years and worth $4 million, with an extra $1 million available in incentives.
The Bills released Wilson on Feb. 11. Wilson, 32, has played in 92 games in his career and has 12 interceptions, 22 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. He was the Bills’ special-teams captain and a starter on defense the past two seasons.
“George is a quality veteran player,” said Titans GM Ruston Webster. “He will contribute for us on the field, but his contributions also will come off the field, in the locker room and in the meetings rooms. He was respected as a football player and a leader during his career in Buffalo, and he will bring that veteran presence to our team.”
The way we see it
Tennessee wasted little time pouncing on perhaps its most mismanaged position a season ago, inking Wilson to replace Jordan Babineaux and start alongside FS Michael Griffin.
Wilson was not only highly productive on the field during his time in Buffalo, he was a team captain and vocal leader for the defense. That is something the Titans have been sorely lacking, thus, in addition to his solid tackling and overall presence, which allows Griffin to return to his natural position, free safety, full time, this move provides Jerry Gray's group with much-needed veteran leadership.
What's more, the Titans crossing off one of their biggest needs prior to free agency opening on March 12th is a definite positive, as they can turn their attention to other areas, namely interior offensive line and defensive end, when the free-agent floodgates open in a few weeks.