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.

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