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Josh Wilson | Defensive Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188
College: Maryland
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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. Jul 26 - 8:39 PM
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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.
Apr 8 - 2:58 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.
Apr 8 - 12:27 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 4 - 11:31 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

Redskins CB Josh Wilson (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing, and will be active for Week 3.

Wilson's concussion was apparently as minor as it gets. As usual, he'll start opposite DeAngelo Hall on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 03:52:00 PM

Redskins CB Josh Wilson sustained a concussion during the Week 2 loss to the Rams.

Wilson also suffered from concussion-like symptoms late last season. If he's not cleared for Week 3, Cedric Griffin will likely be forced into the starting lineup opposite DeAngelo Hall.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 11:16:00 PM

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan revealed Monday that CB Josh Wilson felt "woozy" in Sunday's win, and will be tested for a concussion on Tuesday.

Wilson will be in a race against time to get cleared for Saturday's game against the Vikings if he's concussed. If Wilson can't go, Byron Westbrook will likely get the start opposite DeAngelo Hall at cornerback, leaving Kevin Barnes in the slot.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 03:11:00 PM

Redskins CB Josh Wilson sustained a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime loss to the Cowboys.

Wilson was unable to return to the game and is set for a Monday MRI. "Any time you're dealing with those hamstring injuries, it's never good," Shanahan said. Wilson is the starting corner opposite DeAngelo Hall. He was replaced yesterday by Byron Westbrook.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 09:28:00 AM

Redskins CB Josh Wilson's back injury is not believed to be serious.

"It doesn’t look too bad right now," said coach Mike Shanahan after the game. Wilson was down for several minutes after an awkward tackle attempt, but walked to the locker under his own power. If he can't give it a go in Week 3 against a banged-up Cowboys receiver corps, Kevin Barnes will start in his place.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Redskins CB Josh Wilson left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a back injury.

It looks like a severe injury. Wilson was down for a few minutes after trying to tackle Beanie Wells but refused to get on a cart. He's been replaced by Kevin Barnes.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 02:49:00 PM

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