Wilson was playing well before being sentenced to injured reserve in late November. However, Quandre Diggs stepped in and performed admirably in his place, perhaps making Wilson expendable in the process. It doesn't help Wilson's chances of returning to Detroit that head coach Jim Caldwell and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin were fired.
Wilson (shoulder) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday.
After Wilson aggravated a shoulder injury for a third time this season in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings, the team decided to shut the safety down so he could undergo surgery. Rolan Milligan was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move to fill Wilson's spot on the 53-man roster and restore depth in the secondary.
Wilson (shoulder) will be placed on injured reserve this week, ending his season, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Wilson has battled the shoulder injury all season, but he'll be shut down for good after aggravating it a third time in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings. The second-year safety has only missed one game to date in spite of the multiple setbacks with the shoulder, amassing 55 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 10 contests. With Wilson out of the picture, Miles Killebrew is expected to step into a starting role alongside free safety Glover Quin.
Wilson suffered a shoulder injury against the Vikings on Thursday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Wilson was able to record three tackles (two solo) and one pass breakup before leaving the game. He's picked up his performance lately and has suddenly became fantasy relevant after a slow start. The 27-year-old will have 10 days to recover before a Week 13 matchup with the Ravens, but if he can't go, expect Miles Killebrew to take over at strong safety.
Wilson accrued seven tackles and one sack during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns.
Wilson notched his second sack of the year Sunday, which marks the first time in his six-campaign career that he's logged more than one sack in a single season. He's now averaging seven tackles per contest in his past five games and certainly merits IDP consideration entering a Week 11 matchup with the Bears.
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|2013||New England Patriots||13||3||3.0||0||0||1||74||74.0||74||1||1|
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|2015||New England Patriots||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|