Tavon 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 Detroit 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.
Tavon Wilson is signing with the Detroit 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.
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