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54 Damien Wilson OLB

Kansas City Chiefs

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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.

July 5, 2017 01:56 PM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Arrested Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, NFL.com reports.

Wilson was attending a Freedom Fest event at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex. when the alleged incident occurred. As the legal process proceeds, neither the Cowboys nor the NFL is apt to comment on the situation, but no matter what turns up, he could be on course for punishment under the league's personal conduct policy. When active, the 24-year-old serves as the team's starting strong-side linebacker, from which he totaled 34 tackles (27 solo) and a half sack in 16 games last season.

August 15, 2016 09:28 PM
Cowboys' Damien Wilson: Back from paintball injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (eye) was activated off of the Cowboys' NFI list and participated in Monday's practice, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports

Dallas' fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Wilson was hit in the eye while playing paintball in late July, but no long-term impairments are expected to manifest. Nonetheless, Wilson earned glowing reports from the Cowboys' coaching staff throughout the team's offseason program and appears headed for a backup role in 2016 behind the likes of Sean Lee and Kyle Wilber.

October 5, 2015 10:07 AM
Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson recorded nine tackles and half a sack Sunday, but also lost C.J. Spiller in coverage to lead to the Saints' game-winning touchdown in overtime.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson recorded nine tackles and half a sack Sunday, but also lost C.J. Spiller in coverage to lead to the Saints' game-winning touchdown in overtime.

The rookie saw additional snaps after Sean Lee left the game due to a concussion, leading to the most productive game of his career to date as well as the crushing gaffe.

Rolando McClain returns from his suspension in Week 5 though, so barring another injury to the linebacking corps Wilson will return to a reserve role.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020KC00000000000
2019KC16168152291.500001
2018DAL16737289100000
2017DAL169352114100001
2016DAL166342770.500001
2015DAL1601495000000
Total8038202 138.064 400-12703
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/245
Birthdate:
5/28/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Gloster, MS, USA
School:
Minnesota
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: