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George Wilson | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/14/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Arkansas
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Titans agreed to terms with SS George Wilson on a two-year, $4 million contract with $1 million more available in incentives.
Wilson's signing comes 11 days after he was released by the Bills. The eight-year veteran also visited the Lions, but was otherwise greeted by a soft market. 32-year-old Wilson's best days are behind him, but he remained an above-average run stopper in 2012, and held his own in coverage. The money is also on the team-friendly side for Tennessee, picking up a good player on the cheap. Wilson's addition signals the end of Tennessee's Jordan Babineaux experiment. Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:26:00 AM

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Free agent SS George Wilson has visits with the Lions and Titans set up for this week.

Although Wilson turns 32 next month, it's not a surprise that he's garnering interest two days after getting released by the Bills. The seven-year veteran remains serviceable in coverage and an asset in the box. He'd certainly be an upgrade on the likes of Lions SS Amari Spievey or oft-benched Jordan Babineaux of the Titans. Per CBS' Jason La Canfora, more visits for Wilson could be coming.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Bills released SS George Wilson.

The move clears $2.9 million in base salary off the books, bringing Buffalo's total Monday savings to $6.4 million when combined with WLB Nick Barnett's release. Pro Football Focus graded Wilson as the No. 8 safety in the entire league in 2012, but the new Bills coaching staff obviously didn't regard him as highly. Wilson turns 32 this offseason. He can still cover and fills hard in run support, so he should have a good chance to land on his feet.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Bills SS George Wilson triggered an escalator in his deal, raising his 2013 salary from $2.45 million to $2.9 million.

Wilson recorded 104 tackles, finishing second on the team behind WLB Nick Barnett. 2012 was Wilson's first season that saw him start all 16 games. He and impending free agent FS Jairus Byrd were the strengths of the defense, excelling against the run and in pass coverage. Wilson enters the final year of his contract.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:50:00 AM

Bills SS George Wilson is now playing in a rotation with Da'Norris Searcy.

Wilson finished with five tackles in Sunday's loss to the Texans while Searcy had three. "I wasn't banged up at all," the captain said. "You have to talk to the coaching staff on the rotation." Wilson had 48 tackles in the first seven games of the year, but his IDP value is decimated as a part-time player.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 10:27:00 AM

Bills SS George Wilson has been medically cleared to return from his neck injury.

Wilson's return should help some in run support, but not enough to save Buffalo's woeful all-around defense. The 30-year-old Wilson can be reinserted into IDP leagues, though. He has 79 tackles and four picks on the season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Bills SS George Wilson (neck) is expected to miss a third straight game this week.

"I'm getting less optimistic by the day," coach Chan Gailey said. Rookie Da'Norris Searcy has flashed as a fill-in, but Wilson is one of the premier run-support safeties in the NFL. His absence is another piece of good news for Chris Johnson.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 09:08:00 AM

Speaking about yesterday's developments in the NFL's labor war, Bills player rep George Wilson said, "nobody knows how this thing is going to play out."

"That’s what makes this situation so tough and so sensitive at the same time," he said. "This is why we have preached financial discipline so hard the past two years to the guys in the locker room because we have no clue how long this could drag on." He also says the players are prepared for the "worst-case scenario" of losing game paychecks. We can only hope it does not come to that.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 09:23:00 AM

Bills re-signed S George Wilson to a three-year, $7.05 million contract.

A highly effective 12-game starter in 2009, Wilson seemed to fall out of favor under the new Buffalo coaching staff last year, starting just two games. He still managed to pick off six passes over those two seasons, however, and may be in line for a starting job after the Bills missed out on Bob Sanders and O.J. Atogwe in free agency. SS Donte Whitner isn't coming back.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 05:32:00 PM

Bills S George Wilson replaced Jairus Byrd at free safety for the second half Sunday and played well, but coach Chan Gailey doesn't see it as a permanent move.

Wilson registered what was remarkably the Bills' first interception by a defensive back this season and returned it 56 yards. Byrd has picked off zero passes this year after reeling in nine interceptions in his rookie season, but he won't lose his starting job just yet. The Bills boast a deep group at safety.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 10:03:00 AM

George Wilson is considered the underdog in the competition for the Bills' starting strong safety job.

Wilson was excellent last season upon being pushed into the starting role, and he's the team's best option in run support and blitzing. Donte Whitner is considered the favorite entering camp, however, with Jairus Byrd expected to start at free safety. It's a deep group.
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 01:41:00 PM

Bills re-signed restricted free agent S George Wilson to a one-year, $1.759 million contract.

The 29-year-old converted wide receiver has emerged as one of the league's most underrated safeties. Wilson racked up a highly impressive 103 tackles last year to go with four picks and two sacks. He should be locked into the starting strong safety job in 2010, especially if Donte Whitner is traded.
Mon, Mar 29, 2010 04:54:00 PM

Bills extended a second-round tender offer to restricted free agent SS George Wilson.

Wilson filled in at strong safety for Donte Whitner last season and never looked back, excelling in run support as well as pass coverage. He's set to earn $1.7 million this year.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 02:35:00 PM

George Wilson started over Donte Whiter at strong safety for the second straight game Sunday.

Whitner got plenty of playing time because Jairus Byrd was held back by a nagging groin injury. The Bills secondary continues to play well, so Whitner may have a hard time regaining a starting job.
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 11:43:00 AM

George Wilson and Jairus Byrd will be the Bills' starting safeties on Sunday in Miami.

Wilson will step into Bryan Scott's (ankle) spot at strong safety and Byrd will be in for free safety Donte Whitner (thumb surgery). This is a good situation for the Dolphins' Chad Henne to make his first start of the season, as the Bills will be missing four defensive starters in Scott, Whitner, Leodis McKelvin, and Paul Posluszny.
Sat, Oct 3, 2009 09:19:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Seth Lobato
5Ryan Williams
6Tim Tebow
7Bryan Bennett
8G.J. Kinne
9Sean Renfree
10Johnny Manziel
11Garrett Gilbert
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14Griffin Neal
15Josh Woodrum
16Max Wittek
17R.J. Archer
18Jerry Lovelocke
19Chase Rettig
20Chandler Harnish
21Matt Blanchard
22Dan LeFevour
23Pat Devlin
24Jake Waters
25Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Anthony Dixon
8Zac Stacy
9Josh Harris
10Don Jackson
11Gus Johnson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Jerome Smith
16Stevan Ridley
17LaVance Taylor
18Keshawn Hill
19Michael Dyer
20Jeremy Stewart
21Karlos Williams
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1Erik Lorig
2Emil Igwenagu
3Jorvorskie Lane
4James Casey
5Henry Hynoski
6Joe Don Duncan
7Ryan Mueller
8Derrick Coleman
9Patrick Skov
10Soma Vainuku
11Jordan Campbell
12Trey Millard
13Brad Smelley
14John Conner
15Zach Boren
16Kiero Small
17J.C. Copeland
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Hakeem Nicks
5Josh Morgan
6Jacoby Ford
7Tyler Davis
8Kyle Prater
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Miles Austin
13Reggie Dunn
14Armon Binns
15Carlton Mitchell
16Nick Harwell
17T.J. Graham
18Damaris Johnson
19Damian Williams
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Nate Washington
23Robert Herron
24Solomon Patton
25Ricky Collins
26Tevin Reese
27Hunter Sharp
28David Porter
29L'Damian Washington
30Josh Harper
31Tyler Murphy
32Marquez Clark
33Travis Labhart
34Donatella Luckett
35Lance Lewis
36Joseph Anderson
37Josh Stewart
38Jeff Beathard
39DaVaris Daniels
40Jordan Leslie
41Tyler McDonald
42Ezell Ruffin
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Devin Hester
6Denarius Moore
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Joe Morgan
10Austin Pettis
11Ryan Broyles
12Emory Blake
13Matt Hazel
14Jacoby Jones
15Onterio McCalebb
16Mike Brown
17Andre Debose
18Tandon Doss
19Mike Williams
20Devante Davis
21Devon Wylie
22Jimmie Hunt
23Phil Bates
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Isiah Ferguson
27Daniel Rodriguez
28A.J. Cruz
29James Butler
30Brandon Shippen
31Valdez Showers
32Clyde Gates
33Ryan Lankford
34Marcus Harris
35Saalim Hakim
36Juron Criner
37Titus Davis
38Andre Davis
39Demetrius Wilson
40Josh Reese
41DiAndre Campbell
42Trevor Harman
43Tom Nelson
44Leonard Hankerson
45Chris King
46David Glidden
47Jarvis Turner
48Paul Browning
49Austin Willis
50Trindon Holliday
51Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Matt Spaeth
6Kyle Miller
7Chase Ford
8Beau Gardner
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Mike McFarland
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Richard Gordon
17Cameron Clear
18David Paulson
19Steve Maneri
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Jack Tabb
24Arthur Lynch
25Dan Light
26Jordan Thompson
27Jay Rome
28Jake Murphy
29Ryan Taylor
30Brett Brackett
31Michael Egnew
32Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2Eugene Monroe
3Charles Brown
4Cameron Bradfield
5Tyson Chandler
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Will Beatty
9David Hedelin
10Jake Long
11Vinston Painter
12Cody Booth
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Al Bond
6Lene Maiava
7Isiah Cage
8Darren Keyton
9Adrian Bellard
10Tanner Hawkinson
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Sam Brenner
3Julian Vandervelde
4Braxston Cave
5Trevor Robinson
6James Stone
7Brian De La Puente
8Ian Silberman
9Ben Clarke
10Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Garrett Gilkey
4Nick Becton
5Paul Fanaika
6Jared Smith
7Leon Brown
8Ryker Mathews
9Donovan Williams
10Adam Replogle
11Malcolm Bunche
12Matt Rotheram
13Blake Muir
14Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Adrian Bellard
4Patrick Miller
5Kona Schwenke
6Zeth Ramsay
7Lamar Holmes
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Nick Rose
10Marshall Koehn
11John Lunsford
12Mike Meyer
13Andrew Furney
14Justin Manton
15Corey Acosta
16Marshall Morgan
17Jonathan Brown
18Tom Obarski
19Ty Long