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March 22, 2021 02:52 PM
49ers' Tavon Wilson: Lands in San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers are signing Wilson to a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Wilson split the first eight years of his career evenly between the Patriots and Lions before spending time with the Colts in 2020. The veteran now stands to bolster the 49ers' secondary depth, a role which will make him unlikely to pop up on the IDP radar unless starters in front of him go down.

December 4, 2020 02:24 PM
Colts' Tavon Wilson: Starting Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson will start at strong safety Sunday at Houston, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

The veteran safety has played a minor defensive role this season but will start this weekend with Khari Willis (back/quadriceps) ruled out. Wilson had 98 total tackles and one sack while starting 13 of 16 games for the Lions in 2019.

August 11, 2020 08:08 PM
Colts' Tavon Wilson: Joins Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson signed with the Colts on Tuesday.

Wilson bounced in and out of the starting lineup in Detroit over the past four seasons, with his stint highlighted by last year's career-high 98 tackles. The 30-year-old could serve as the No. 3 safety in Indianapolis, where Malik Hooker and Khari Willis are expected to be the starters. The team also has rookie third-round pick Julian Blackmon, but he's still rehabbing from an ACL tear he suffered in December.

January 10, 2020 03:24 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Approaches triple-digit tackle numbers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson generated 98 tackles, one sack, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries over 16 games in 2019.

After seeing his role diminish during the 2018 campaign, Wilson logged a career high in defensive snaps this time around, presumably thanks to the offseason departure of Glover Quin followed by the midseason trade of Quan Diggs to Seattle. Wilson, who turns 30 in March, parlayed this heavy usage into a new career high in tackles and more than twice as many PBUs as he's had in any of the past six seasons. Whether this statistical growth can reasonably be expected to continue in 2020 largely depends on if Detroit extends another contract to the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, and whether 2019 third-rounder Will Harris -- or any other younger bodies the Lions may bring in -- eat into Wilson's playing time.

December 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's matchup with the Packers.

Wilson was listed as questionable despite finishing the week with a full practice Friday, so it's not a major surprise he's suiting up for the finale. The 29-year-old should work in his usual every-down role at strong safety for Detroit.

December 27, 2019 05:20 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Wilson was upgraded to a full participant for Friday's practice, signalling that he has a good chance to suit up in the finale. If Wilson should be ruled out, however, look for Will Harris to draw the start at the strong safety position for Week 17.

December 27, 2019 04:16 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

WIlson (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday.

Wilson seems to have sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, although he played every snap. He has been limited in both practices so far this week. If the Illinois product is forced to sit out Week 17, Will Harris would be in line for a bump in playing time.

November 26, 2019 06:40 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Tallies eight tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recovered a fumble and collected eight tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Redskins.

Wilson has now posted at least five tackles in all but one of the Lions' past eight games. A Thanksgiving Day matchup against Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears awaits in Week 13.

November 11, 2019 10:20 AM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Records first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson generated six tackles (five solo), a sack and a pass breakup in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Bears.

Wilson played all but one snap in this contest, and he made a clutch sack in the fourth quarter, taking down Mitchell Trubisky on third down to force a punt. This was Wilson's first sack of the season, and he's second on the team with 46 tackles (38 solo) through nine games.

November 5, 2019 08:52 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Season high in playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson logged a season-high 68 defensive snaps during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders and finished the game with eight combined tackles.

Wilson has now topped 60 defensive snaps in each of the past two games since the Lions have traded away former starting safety Quandre Diggs (hamstring) to Seattle. The 29-year-old has already shown his IDP upside while racking up 11 tackles on 66 snaps in Week 4, and he's now proving he can approach double-digit tackles on a consistent basis while seeing that much playing time in a Matt Patricia scheme. Wilson could continue to be a sneaky source of production when the Lions travel to Chicago in Week 10 to take on a struggling Mitchell Trubisky.

October 1, 2019 11:16 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Steps up with 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had 11 solo tackles in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Chiefs.

Wilson played a combined 35 defensive snaps through the first three weeks of the season, but he was on the field for 66 snaps Sunday since Quandre Diggs (hamstring) exited during the first half. Even if Diggs remains sidelined, Wilson is unlikely to turn into an IDP option despite Sunday's high level of production.

January 18, 2019 04:20 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Does well in reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson totaled 36 tackles and one sack over 15 games in 2018.

Wilson stayed healthy and performed relatively well in a reserve and special-teams role. However, he seems to have fallen to the team's No. 4 safety behind Quandre Diggs, Glover Quin and 2018 third-rounder Tracy Walker. Detroit could save $4 million against the cap by letting him go this offseason.

October 17, 2018 09:32 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Practices Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Wilson suffered a back injury during Detroit's game against Dallas in Week 4 but appears to have fully recovered. The depth safety seems on track to suit up against Miami on Sunday.

October 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (back) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Wilson will miss his first game of the season after leaving Week 4's game against Dallas in the first quarter. His absence will open the door for Tracy Walker to see an uptick in snaps.

October 5, 2018 04:44 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Uncertain to play Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Wilson was a limited participant in practice all week as he tends to a back injury he sustained during Week 4's loss to the Cowboys. With Quandre Diggs (hand) and Tracy Walker (ankle) also questionable to play, Charles Washington could be in store for an expanded role this weekend.

October 3, 2018 06:00 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's pratice, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Wilson's mere availability at the first practice of the week is a great sign considering the veteran wasn't cleared to return after exiting last Sunday's game in Dallas with an unspecified back injury. We'll see if he's able to avoid any setbacks as the week unfolds.

September 30, 2018 03:56 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's tilt against the Cowboys, Kyle Meinke of reports.

The 28-year-old has seen his snaps decrease since Week 1. With Quandre Diggs (hand) also banged up, Tracy Walker should see more time on the field.

August 19, 2018 03:52 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Starts in second preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson started at strong safety during Friday's preseason game against the Giants and recorded a team-high five tackles.

Wilson is trying to fend off Quandre Diggs for the starting role at strong safety, a role the former has held for a few seasons now. The Illinois product did allow a third-down conversion to Giants tight end Evan Engram, but overall Wilson had a good showing Friday and certainly looks to be moving around well after missing parts of the offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery. The veteran will look to continue his stellar play in Detroit's third preseason game next Friday against the Buccaneers, which will likely be Wilson's last appearance before Week 1.

June 23, 2018 02:52 PM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Limited in spring practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) did not participate in the team portions of mandatory minicamp, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Wilson's 2017 campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury that planted him on injured reserve for the season's final six games. While there's been no indication that the veteran will remain limited when training camp rolls around in late July, it wouldn't be a complete surprise if he's prevented from taking part in select drills, either. Should he continue to miss time, Quandre Diggs will likely fill in on the first-team defense, though Miles Killebrew could also see some snaps in Wilson's stead as well.

March 13, 2018 10:32 AM
Lions' Tavon Wilson: Staying in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) signed a two-year, $7 million contract to stay with the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Wilson averaged 5.8 tackles per game while serving as Detroit's starting strong safety the past two seasons, adding three sacks and three interceptions in 25 games. Quandre Diggs impressed as a starting safety after Wilson landed on injured reserve in late November, but the Lions could move Diggs back to slot corner if they want to consistently keep both players on the field. New head coach Matt Patricia may believe Wilson fits best as a third safety -- still an important part of the defense -- rather than as a starter. It'll be hard to recommend either Wilson or Diggs for IDP purposes until there's some clarity regarding Patricia's intentions. In any case, Wilson should have plenty of time to recover from last season's shoulder injury before the start of training camp.

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