Wreh-Wilson was set to become a free agent upon the dawn of the new league year March 13th, but the Falcons elected to bring him back on a "prove it deal". Having spent three years in both Tennessee and Atlanta since being drafted as a third-round pick out of Connecticut in 2013, Wreh-Wilson has struggled to develop into a reliable cover man at the professional level, though he has proven to be a competent special teams contributor. The 29-year-old will compete for a role on kickoff and punt coverage, while providing depth for a secondary that's otherwise undergone considerable turnover in the early offseason.
Atlanta's drafting of Isaiah Oliver in the second round of April's draft compressed Wreh-Wilson's role within the Falcons defense, as he fielded just 30 defensive snaps this season compared to 65 last year. Accounting for a decrease in special teams involvement as well, Wreh-Wilson saw a 50.7 percent reduction in snap count between 2017 and 2018. With his contract expiring over the offseason, Wreh-Wilson's future with Atlanta remains up in the air.
Wreh-Wilson (shoulder) was not listed on Atlanta's injury report Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Wreh-Wilson was sidelined for the Falcons' season opener due to a shoulder injury but appears to have made a full recovery. The veteran seems likely to suit up Sunday against the Panthers, providing Atlanta with essential cornerback depth.
Wreh-Wilson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Monday or Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The cornerback's status for Thursday's season opener doesn't look promising at the moment. However, look for his practice status on Wednesday to give a clearer indication to whether or not Wreh-Wilson will be active for the contest.
The specifics of the injury are not yet known, but Wreh-Wilson was ruled out from returning to the game. The 28-year-old signed his third one-year deal with the Falcons in March and will serve as a depth corner and special teams contributor if he remains on the 53-man roster.
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