The Detroit Lions will host safety George Wilson on a free agent visit this week, according to CBS Sports.
Wilson, a starter the last two years, was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday in what was, primarily, a salary cap-saving move. He finished second on the team with 104 tackles last year and was voted a captain in five of his eight seasons in Buffalo. He converted from receiver to defensive back early in his career.
The Lions are retooling a secondary that was ravaged by injuries last year. Louis Delmas, who missed eight games following August knee surgery, is an unrestricted free agent, and the team must decide whether to tender restricted free agent Amari Spievey, who has suffered two significant concussions in the past 13 months but was cleared to return after the season.
Don Carey, who re-signed with the team in October, Tyrell Johnson, a late-season addition, and special teamer John Wendling are the only safeties currently on the roster.
Wilson, who turns 32 next month, also has a visit scheduled with the Tennessee Titans this week, according to the report.
Former Bills safety George Wilson visiting Lions
Detroit Free Press | Feb 13