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50 Eric Wilson LB

Minnesota Vikings

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December 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Wilson was limited in Wednesday's practice session due to a shoulder issue, but he now looks back to full health. The 25-year-old played only 45 percent of snaps on defense during Week 13's loss to the Seahawks, but he could be in line for a larger workload against the Lions on Sunday now that he's free of injury.

December 5, 2019 08:48 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Battling shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Wilson was expected to slot into a starting role during this past Monday's loss to the Seahawks but he logged only a 45-percent snap share. It's possible this injury held him back a bit, but the severity is unclear. The team likely will monitor his status closely leading up to Sunday's matchup against the Lions, as he's one of two healthy outside linebackers.

December 2, 2019 04:20 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Steps into starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson will start at weakside linebacker after Ben Gedeon (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Wilson started three games so far this season and had an 11-tackle performance Week 3, but his defensive role has mostly been limited. The 25-year-old's production as a fill-in starter earlier illustrates some potential IDP viability, but his actual workload won't be fully clear until after Monday's matchup with the Seahawks.

September 24, 2019 10:44 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Monster performance in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks across 59 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Wilson has replaced Ben Gedeon in Week 2 due to injury and now it may be Wilson's spot to lose. Not only did he play every defensive snap in the contest, he also led the team in tackles and sacks. If he can put together a few more performances of this caliber, look for the 24-year-old to be a sought after IDP candidate.

September 15, 2019 12:16 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Ready for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is expected to start at linebacker for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

Wilson will get the start in place of the injured Ben Gedeon, who is dealing with a groin injury and is inactive for the contest. Wilson is coming off just seven defensive snaps last week, so it's unclear just how much the Vikings plan on using him in the defense.

September 11, 2019 05:48 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Plays just seven snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had two tackles and played just seven snaps on defense in Sunday's win over Atlanta. He also blocked a punt on special teams.

Wilson begins the season in a reserve linebacker role. He won't get on the field much in games like Sunday where the opposing offense is mostly passing the ball. However, he'll have an impact on special teams.

December 25, 2018 10:48 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Productive in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson logged nine tackles (eight solo), including three for loss, and one sack during Sunday's victory over Detroit.

Getting the start in place of the injured Eric Kendricks (hamstring), Wilson performed admirably in the middle of the Vikings defense. Three of his tackles went for a loss, and his lone sack matched Kendricks' season total from each of the past two seasons. If Kendricks remains sidelined in Week 17, Wilson demonstrated he has some upside as an IDP prospect.

December 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets start at linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson will start at linebacker Sunday against Detroit in place of Eric Kendricks, who is out with a hamstring injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Wilson has been productive when given more playing time as he had 13 total tackles and one sack in two games when given 50 or more snaps on defense in Week 9 and 11.

November 21, 2018 02:12 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had seven total tackles, a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's loss at Chicago.

Wilson got another start at linebacker with Anthony Barr out with a hamstring injury. He was disruptive in the passing game, as he was utilized on several blitz packages.

October 29, 2018 01:36 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets start at linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson started at linebacker and had a tackle and half a sack in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Wilson got the start with Anthony Barr out with a hamstring injury. Wilson played just 26 of the defense's 53 snaps, however, as he came off the field in nickel and dime packages.

August 20, 2018 01:16 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Moving up depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is having a strong preseason and looks to be the leading candidate for the fourth linebacker role, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Cincinnati, had eight tackles in 16 games last season, playing exclusively on special teams. It looks like he could take on a larger role this season and be the first reserve linebacker.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Minnesota Vikings1685.030000.0000
2018Minnesota Vikings164231.0112000.0000
2019Minnesota Vikings123720.0172000.0000
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2017Minnesota Vikings16000---0000000---
2018Minnesota Vikings16000---0000000---
2019Minnesota Vikings12000---1000000---
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Minnesota Vikings1600100000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2019Minnesota Vikings1200010010

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Detroit, MI, USA
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