Wilson got in some valuable game reps over the final five games of the season, logging a combined 69 snaps from scrimmage over that span. Wilson brought in four of five targets for 52 yards in that sample, with his involvement naturally minimal considering the pass catchers ahead of him on the depth chart. Moreover, the FSU product also showed well on special teams, averaging 28.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns. Only 23 years of age and on the books for a modest $645,000 in 2019, Wilson is likely to be given every opportunity to make his bid for a roster spot in training camp and preseason this coming summer.
Wilson had a modest role in the passing game, posting season highs in both receptions and receiving yardage in the process. However, he was also involved in a play that ultimately tilted the game in favor of the Cowboys for good. Wilson had trouble handling an attempted handoff from Jameis Winston on a reverse late in the third quarter at the Bucs' 20-yard line, and the loose ball was recovered by Dallas' Randy Gregory and run back to the four-yard line. The fumble ultimately went on Winston's ledger, but Wilson did have his hands on the ball during the play as well. The FSU product could well be given an even more extensive look during the Week 17 finale against the Falcons with Tampa in full evaluation mode.
Wilson handles kickoff returns for the second consecutive contest, turning in a respectable average of 26.7 yards per runback. The FSU product could potentially see some action from scrimmage over the last two games of the season now that the Buccaneers are officially eliminated from playoff contention, but he's much more likely to remain in his current special teams role.
Wilson was activated off the practice squad Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Wilson was waived by Tampa Bay in early September but has been on their practice squad since. This news comes in the wake of the news that DeSean Jackson's thumb injury will keep him out of Sunday's game against the Panthers. Wilson helps to provide some lost depth in Jackson's absence.
Wilson was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Wilson caught an 18-yard touchdown on his lone target during the 2017 season, but failed to make the 53-man roster after battling throughout the preseason. He'll likely be signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad upon clearing waivers.
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|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||10||284||28.4||38||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|