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Josh Wilson | Defensive Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 187
College: Maryland
Contract: view contract details

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Lions placed CB Josh Wilson on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
The Lions' slot corner, Wilson had played 284 snaps this season. A nine-year veteran, he was giving up a lot of big plays in coverage. Playing on a one-year contract, Wilson turns 31 in March. Nov 17 - 3:48 PM

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Lions CB Josh Wilson exited Week 10 against the Packers with a knee injury.

Wilson was injured late in the fourth quarter and was spotted on crutches in the locker room. Coach Jim Caldwell said the injury was "significant," but Wilson said he does not believe he suffered a torn ACL. With Nevin Lawson in the concussion protocol, Detroit needs some help in the secondary.
Nov 15 - 6:39 PM

Lions CB Josh Wilson did not practice on Wednesday due to a concussion.

Wilson did not miss any snaps Week 6 against the Bears, and coach Jim Caldwell declined to say when he suffered the injury. Wilson is unlikely to play this week.
Oct 22 - 1:07 PM

Josh Wilson will be the Lions' slot corner this season.

He's edged ahead of second-year fourth-rounder Nevin Lawson. Now 30, Wilson was a 16-game starter for the Redskins from 2011-13, but manned the slot for the Falcons last season. With Lawson and sixth-rounder Quandre Diggs behind him, Wilson won't be guaranteed to hold onto nickel duties all season.
Aug 25 - 5:14 PM

The Oakland Press considers CB Josh Wilson a lock for the Lions' 53-man roster.

A 30-year-old journeyman, Wilson's versatility and comfort playing in the slot will likely win him a roster spot. He could even push Quandre Diggs for the slot corner job. Wilson played 458 ineffective snaps for the Falcons last season.
Aug 18 - 8:47 AM

Lions signed CB Josh Wilson, formerly of the Falcons.

Wilson, 30, played 458 snaps for the Falcons last season mainly as a slot corner. He'll bring a veteran presence and compete for a final spot on Detroit's roster.
Apr 3 - 11:00 AM

Josh Wilson opened training camp as the Falcons' nickel corner.

Wilson has been getting the majority of nickel reps over Robert McClain and Javier Arenas. He was a 16-game starter for Washington last season, but graded out as PFF's No. 76 corner. Wilson is the early favorite for slot duties, though competition for snaps should carry into the preseason.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Falcons signed CB Josh Wilson, formerly of the Redskins.

Wilson, 29, was a 16-game starter for the Redskins last season. He also handled slot duties in nickel and dime packages but was routinely roasted and taken advantage of in coverage. Robert McClain, Javier Arenas, and Wilson will compete for snaps behind starters Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Free agent CB Josh Wilson is visiting the Falcons on Tuesday.

Wilson visited the Lions on Monday. It's his first action of free agency after starting all 16 games opposite DeAngelo Hall and covering the slot in sub-packages. He turned 29 last month and was PFF's No. 80 corner in 2013.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 12:27:00 PM

The Redskins are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Josh Wilson.

Wilson started all 16 games opposite DeAngelo Hall this past season and moved into the slot in nickel packages, but he proved to be a big part of the Redskins' coverage problems. Washington wants to give second-year CB David Amerson a chance to earn significantly more playing time. Wilson turns 29 in March and will likely struggle to find multi-year contract offers.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Redskins activated CB Josh Wilson (pectoral) from the active/PUP list.

Wilson passed his physical Thursday and has been cleared to practice. Assuming he stays healthy, Wilson remains the favorite to start at right cornerback opposite DeAngelo Hall. The bigger competition in D.C. is for nickel duties.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Redskins RCB Josh Wilson underwent surgery for a torn shoulder labrum "about two months ago," but he should be ready for training camp.

Wilson started all 16 games last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 34 corner. Entering the final year of his contract, one in which he took a pay cut to stay, Wilson is expected to start opposite DeAngelo Hall.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Redskins CB Josh Wilson has restructured his contract, slashing his base salary from $3.9 million to $2 million.

It appears Wilson took a $600,000 pay-cut, with $1.3 million of his lost salary converted to a bonus. The move frees up roughly $2 million in cap space. Wilson, 28, graded out as the No. 38 corner in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:54:00 PM

The Redskins have reportedly not asked CB Josh Wilson to restructure his contract.

It's a mild surprise considering the Redskins' extremely cumbersome cap situation. Wilson carries a $5.33M cap hit in 2013, the final year of his current contract. He was a 16-game starter a year ago in the league's third-worst pass defense.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 11:07:00 AM

CSN Washington reports the Redskins may approach CB Josh Wilson about a contract extension.

Wilson signed a three-year deal prior to the 2011 season, so he's entering the final year of his contract. He carries a $5.33 million cap hit for 2013, so Washington may want to extend him and reduce the charge. Wilson started all 16 games in 2012, racking up 74 tackles and 13 passes defensed.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 04:11:00 PM

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