According to Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions have re-signed SS Tavon Wilson.
Lions resigned safety Tavon Wilson to a 2-year, $7 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
The deal is reportedly worth $7-million over two years.
Wilson, 27, will be very familiar with the new coaching staff after reuniting with HC Matt Patricia. The 7th year safety was originally drafted in 2012 with the 48th overall selection by the Patriots. He spent the first four years of his career there– mostly as a reserve.
In the 25 games played with the Lions, Wilson has started 23 of them while accumulating 142-tackles and three interceptions.
The 6-foot, 210-pound safety could not finish the season last year due to a shoulder injury. In replacement, slot corner Quandre Diggs moved to safety and acquitted himself nicely. With how frequently Patricia uses three safety alignments, there should be room for both players on the field.
This signing may not be good news for third-year safety Miles Killebrew. Even with Wilson going down last year, his number of snaps dropped dramatically towards the end of the season.