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54 Damien Wilson OLB

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April 3, 2021 01:32 PM
Jaguars' Damien Wilson: Signs deal with Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars signed Wilson Friday.

Since entering the league in 2015, Wilson spent time with both Dallas and Kansas City's defensive lines. The 27-year-old reached career highs in tackles (81) and sacks (1.5) during his 2019 campaign with the Chiefs. While Wilson failed to record a sack in 2020, he compiled 73 tackles and will now compete for an increased role in Jacksonville.

February 2, 2021 04:32 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Solid showing in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson posted 73 tackles (46 solo) and forced one fumble over his 13 games played during the 2020 regular-season campaign.

Wilson didn't quite match the 81 tackles he amassed last season and didn't finish with at least half a sack for the first time since his rookie campaign back in 2015, when he rarely saw the field. Still, he did post the best per-game tackle average of his career and forced a fumble for a third straight season. Wilson's two-year pact with the Chiefs expires this offseason, so it remains to be seen what uniform he will don next season.

January 2, 2021 02:32 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Ready for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Wilson will be available for the season finale against the Chargers after missing the last three games. The Chiefs are resting a few starters, but Wilson may not be afforded that luxury because linebackers Ben Niemann (hamstring) and Anthony Hitchens (COVID-19 protocol) will both sit out in Week 17.

December 31, 2020 01:00 AM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Wilson hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury during a Week 13 win over the Broncos. With this significant step in recovery, Wilson could return to the lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Broncos. However, the Chiefs could rest their starting strong-side linebacker to ensure he's at 100 percent after the team's playoff bye.

December 25, 2020 09:16 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Sitting out against Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Wilson hasn't practiced since a Week 13 win over the Broncos, and he's set to miss a third straight contest. Ben Niemann has started the last two games at strong-side linebacker in Wilson's place, and he should remain in that role in Week 16.

December 18, 2020 10:40 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Missing another game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Wilson's lingering knee injury will cause him to miss the second game of his career. In his stead, rookie second-round pick Willie Gay should again handle an increased role.

December 11, 2020 07:52 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Sitting out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Wilson will miss his first game since being selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Through 12 games this year, he has posted 68 tackles, a pass breakup and a forced fumble. In his place, Willie Gay is expected to start at strong-side linebacker Sunday.

September 22, 2020 02:24 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Posts double-digit tackles in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson led the Chiefs with 12 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Wilson was the only Chiefs defender to reach double digits in the tackles column, which is slightly surprising from a guy who played just 34 percent of the snaps in Week 1. He also temporarily knocked himself out of Sunday's contest following a hit on the Chargers' Justin Herbert but passed all concussion protocols and rejoined the action. This could suggest he's in line for an even larger snap share when he's available for a full contest.

January 8, 2020 12:56 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Moves into key role in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson logged a career-high 715 defensive snaps in 2019, resulting in career-best marks for tackles (81, 52 solo) and sacks (1.5).

Wilson is the second linebacker to come over from the Cowboys and see a major increase in role, following directly in the path of Anthony Hitchens from a year earlier. While a buyout wouldn't cost the Chiefs much, Wilson remains under contract for the 2020 season and likely will retain his role as the team's strongside linebacker. Assuming he stays healthy, there's reason to believe he can repeat his 2019 effort next year.

October 28, 2019 03:04 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Brings down Rodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded six tackles (five solo) and one sack during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Packers.

Wilson notched his first sack of the season during Sunday's loss. The fifth-year pro doesn't normally offer much upside as a pass rusher -- he's never exceeded 1.5 sacks in a season -- so his Week 8 performance should be considered an anomaly. He'll likely do most of his damage as a run stopper Week 9 against the Vikings.

October 7, 2019 02:04 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Big tackling day in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson notched 12 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Wilson was busy as a run stopper Week 5, given that the Colts rushed 38 times between Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. It's unlikely that the Chiefs will face similar game flows on a weekly basis, but Wilson possesses a fair tackling floor in IDP formats even against more pass-happy opponents.

October 3, 2019 07:04 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Clear of concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (concussion) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Wilson suffered a concussion in Sunday's win against the Lions, but he was apparently able to fully clear the league-mandated protocol within a couple days. The 26-year-old has 23 tackles (18 solo) with a half-sack and a forced fumble through four games.

September 30, 2019 08:20 AM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said following Sunday's win against Detroit that Wilson, despite being in concussion protocol, should be okay, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Wilson will now need to gain clearance from the league's protocol before he's able to play in future games. Expect Wilson's availability during practice next week to shed more light on his chances to play in Week 5's game against the Colts.

September 29, 2019 04:20 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Knocked out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against Detroit and won't return.

Wilson will now be placed in the league's concussion protocol, and will have to clear it before gaining clearance to practice. With Wilson sidelined, look for Dorian O'Daniel or Darron Lee to see an increase in reps while the game winds down Sunday.

August 7, 2019 11:32 AM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Wilson sat out practice Sunday due to a knee injury and appears to have now fully recovered. The veteran linebacker is expected to resume working with the first team, and appears primed for a starting role.

August 4, 2019 02:32 PM
Chiefs' Damien Wilson: Dealing with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson missed Sunday's practice with a sore knee, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

It's unclear when Wilson sustained this injury or how much longer it'll keep him sidelined. When healthy, the 26-year-old is expected to shoulder a starting role.

March 12, 2019 11:48 PM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Heading to Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Wilson never earned consistent starter snaps in Dallas, but he is expected to take over a starting role in Kansas City, joining Reggie Ragland and Anthony Hitchens to round out the linebacker corps. The 25-year-old posted 37 tackles and a sack in the 2018 season. Sean Lee will likely take over a starting role in Dallas if he can stay healthy.

January 18, 2019 09:44 PM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Sees decrease in usage in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson made 37 tackles and a sack in 16 games this season.

Wilson added just two tackles over the Cowboys' two playoff games, logging just 10 defensive snaps in each outing. That wasn't a major downgrade from his normal usage, as Wilson averaged just 17.8 snaps in the regular season. He'll be a restricted free agent in March.

January 24, 2018 10:48 AM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Makes little impact in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson finished the regular season with 35 tackles, including one sack, and a pass defended in 16 games.

He has yet to miss a game in his three-year NFL career, but while Wilson was the starting strong-side linebacker on the depth chart, he actually only started nine games and routinely came off the field in passing situations. With Jaylon Smith expected to take another step forward in 2018, Wilson's role seems unlikely to grow even if Anthony Hitchens departs in free agency.

October 11, 2017 03:00 PM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Cleared of assault charges
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson was cleared Wednesday of two aggravated assault charges stemming from a July 4 incident in Frisco, Texas, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilson had been facing two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly backed his truck into a woman and flashed a rifle at another man. Now that he's been cleared of the charges, Wilson isn't expected to be subject to any discipline from the league or the Cowboys, allowing him to continue serving in a starting role at linebacker. Wilson has accrued 11 tackles and has broken up one pass through the Cowboys' first five contests.

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