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Kyle Wilson | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Boise State
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Kyle Wilson is expected to remain the Jets' nickel corner this season.
Wilson has been mentioned as a possible release candidate, but enters training camp as the favorite to return in the slot. The Newark Star-Ledger projects Dimitri Patterson to start opposite Dee Milliner, with rookie Dexter McDougle, Darrin Walls, and Ras-I Dowling competing for roles in sub packages. 27-year-old Wilson is entering a make-or-break year in 2014. Jul 12 - 8:36 PM

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ESPN New York's Rich Cimini does not believe former first-round CB Kyle Wilson will be re-signed when his contract runs out next March.

That is if he even lasts that long. Wilson's slot corner role will be contested by newly-signed CB Dimitri Patterson, and there have even been rumblings his roster spot is in danger. This is a make-or-break training camp for Wilson.
Jun 7 - 9:43 AM

Jets CB Kyle Wilson may be in danger of losing his slot corner job.

Dmitri Patterson will be a Week 1 starter, but his best position is the slot. Beat writer Rich Cimini suggests Wilson could be demoted and replaced by Patterson inside if one of the Jets' current reserve outside corners (Darrin Walls, Ras-I Dowling, Dexter McDougle) earns a place in New York's nickel package. A 2010 first-round disappointment, Wilson is in his contract year.
Jun 1 - 2:57 PM

ESPN New York suggests Jets CB Kyle Wilson's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

Wilson, the No. 29 overall pick in the 2010 draft, has one year left on his rookie deal and has shown that he's really a slot corner only. The Jets recently signed CB Dimitri Patterson, another slot corner, to a one-year, $3 million deal. "Wilson makes no plays," said an AFC scout. He has just three career interceptions. The Jets will be eyeing cornerback help in next month's draft.
Apr 6 - 10:35 AM

Jets CB Kyle Wilson (concussion) practiced fully Friday and will play in Week 7 against New England.

With Wilson ready and Dee Milliner (hamstring) back, the Jets' secondary will be at full strength for Sunday's matchup with Tom Brady's Patriots.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Jets CB Kyle Wilson (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Wilson sustained the injury during last week's loss to the Steelers. He was replaced by Isaiah Trufant, but the Jets could shake things up this week with Dee Milliner (hamstring) expected to return Week 7.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Jets CB Kyle Wilson is done for the day in Week 6 with a head injury.

He's likely being checked for a concussion. Wilson has been covering the slot for the Jets, who could really use the return of injured rookie Dee Milliner.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 03:02:00 PM

The Jets are considering using CB Kyle Wilson at free safety in the base defense this season.

It would be a sensible move. Although Wilson (5'10/190) is undersized for safety, he has enough range to man centerfield, and the Jets' biggest defensive weakness is at free safety. Rookie Dee Milliner has taken Wilson's old starting corner job. The Jets could use Wilson in a Ronde Barber-like role, playing free safety in the base defense and slot cornerback in the nickel and dime.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Kyle Wilson has been working mostly as the Jets' nickel corner during offseason workouts.

Wilson held his own while taking over for Darrelle Revis last season, but will be challenged by first-round pick Dee Milliner for the No. 2 spot behind Antonio Cromartie. After making 13 starts on the outside in 2012, Wilson is expected to return to slot duties.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Jets CB Kyle Wilson is "destined" to resume nickel back duties after the Jets drafted Dee Milliner.

Wilson's last Rotoworld blurb stated that he was expected to start on the outside in 2013. That has since changed. Wilson covered the slot in his first two seasons before playing outside in 2012, so it's not an unfamiliar role. The Jets project to trot out another top-ten defense, but scoring points offensively has been a major issue throughout most of Rex Ryan's tenure.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Kyle Wilson is expected to take over as the Jets' full-time starting corner opposite Antonio Cromartie.

It's easy to forget that even though Darrelle Revis missed 13 games last year, the Jets had the NFL's No. 2 pass defense. Give credit to Cromartie, who was borderline dominant as a shadow corner, and Wilson, who held up reasonably well against No. 2 wideouts. The Jets could add competition for Wilson in the form of a draft pick. They've been linked to Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Kyle Wilson will take Darrelle Revis' (knee) spot in the starting lineup.

Wilson, a third-year pro out of Boise State, has been up-and-down as the slot corner. Now that he's playing every down opposite Antonio Cromartie, the Jets are going to have to adjust their whole scheme. Ellis Lankster will slide into the No. 3 role, leaving this secondary as one to attack in fantasy circles.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 08:21:00 AM

Rex Ryan may be forced to play more zone coverage with Darrelle Revis (concussion) out for Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

The Jets secondary would likely be exposed in man-to-man coverage against the Steelers three-receiver sets if they aggressively blitz Ben Roethlisberger. Kyle Wilson will start in place of Revis, leaving them with Ellis Lankster and Isaiah Trufant as their No. 3 and No. 4 corners. Needless to say, this is a great matchup for Roethlisberger as well as WRs Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 12:36:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan believes Kyle Wilson has rebounded from a rough rookie year to emerge as the NFL's best nickel back this season.

"He's playing unbelievable for us and it's only going to get better," added Darrelle Revis. "He wants it. He wants to be great and he's on the way." Pro Football Focus has rated Wilson as the No. 49 NFL cornerback this year after he graded out 54th last season. If the Jets are so confident in Wilson, perhaps they'll leave him in the slot to cover Wes Welker this week.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 05:31:00 PM

Jets HC Rex Ryan says second-year CB Kyle Wilson looks like a "different guy" from his rookie year.

"His confidence is there," Ryan said. "He's carrying himself different." That's good, since Wilson appeared lost for much of 2010. Wilson should open the season as the Jets' nickel back as long as he looks competent in the preseason.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 12:23:00 PM