Lions to host George Wilson for visit, according to report

Rick Stewart

According to a report, the Detroit Lions are going to bring in safety George Wilson for a visit this week.

The Detroit Lions are going to bring in safety George Wilson for a visit, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. Wilson was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week, and he has already scheduled visits with the Lions and Tennessee Titans. Wilson's visit with the Titans is on Wednesday, and he's scheduled to visit the Lions on Thursday, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

As soon as Wilson became a free agent on Monday, he seemed like a player who would be a good fit for the Lions. While he will be 32 next month, Wilson was still playing at a pretty high level in 2012. The Bills released him in part because he was set to make $2.9 million in 2013. Although the Lions aren't working with a ton of cap space right now, he seems to be affordable.

Not only would Wilson give the Lions added depth and talent at safety, but signing him would add a leader to the locker room. Wilson was a five-time captain with the Bills and Buffalo's NFLPA rep, so he makes sense in a number of different ways.

If Wilson leaves Tennessee without a deal, the Lions will have a real shot at signing him when he visits on Thursday. It'll ultimately come down to what they're willing to offer him, but clearly there is some interest in Wilson from the Lions.

Reminder: You can follow Pride Of Detroit on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker