Free agent safety George Wilson, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, met with the Detroit Lions today and it sounds like the meeting went well. That’s good news considering the Lions need to upgrade at least one safety spot.
Here is some of what Wilson had to say today (via Tim Twentyman on twitter):
They are looking for something and they see that I possess what they’re looking for.
I definitely think I fit what they’re looking for … a guy that can cover, leadership, communication and consistency.
I’m very optimistic about my visit today and we’ll see what happens as we move forward.
Wilson was set to make about $3 million in 2013 before he was cut by the Bills. It was billed (yuk, yuk, yuk…) as a cost savings measure but was widely regarded as a curious move considering Wilson is still a productive player at a reasonable cost.
Since Wilson was cut instead of heading to free agency after an expired contract, he is free to sign at any time rather than waiting for March 12. Getting a deal done with Wilson lets them move on to other pressing needs when the new league year begins in less than four weeks.