Wilson (neck) is active for Sunday's contest, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Wilson missed last week's game after exiting the Lions' Week 3 game with his injury. He's slated to start along with Glover Quin at safety on Sunday.
Wilson (neck) is questionable to play in Week 5, the Detroit Free Press reports. Wilson exited Week 3 with a neck injury and was unable to lace up against the Bears in Week 4. However, he managed to practice in full on both Thursday and Friday and appears likely to make a return on Sunday.
Wilson and Rafael Bush will compete for the Lion's starting strong safety position this offseason, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Back in 2012, then-rookie Wilson played in all 16 games for the Patriots, logging four starts and an equal number of interceptions. In three seasons since, he failed to start a single contest, and picked off just one pass. Now in Detroit, the Illinois product will have the opportunity to reposition himself as an NFL starter this offseason, according to Lions GM Bob Quinn. Glover Quin (ankle) is currently cemented in as their starting free safety, but Wilson will compete with Rafael Bush to patrol the secondary alongside him. However, Bush is the presumptive favorite to win this battle, and the Lions could still further address the safety position in the draft or through the free-agent market.
Wilson is signing with the Lions, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. The former second-round draft pick will head to Detroit after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots. Wilson will look to fill a void in the Lions' secondary left by Isa Abdul-Quddus, who agreed to terms with the Dolphins earlier in the week. He started in four games his rookie season, but has not started since. He has recorded 79 tackles and 11 passes defended in his career.
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad). The healthy inactives are offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, linebacker Rufus Johnson and cornerback Justin Coleman.