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Titans sign George Wilson

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George Wilson, the safety who was sent packing by the Bills last week, has landed in Tennessee.

The Titans announced today that they have signed Wilson, who was a team captain for the last five years in Buffalo but was released when the Bills decided he was no longer worth his $2.9 million salary.

George is a quality veteran player,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster in a statement. “He will contribute for us on the field, but his contributions also will come off the field, in the locker room and in the meetings rooms. He was respected as a football player and a leader during his career in Buffalo, and he will bring that veteran presence to our team.”

Wilson, who will turn 32 next month, started all 16 games for the Bills last season and is a strong candidate to start in Tennessee as well. There’s no immediate word on the financial terms of Wilson’s contract, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that it’s a two-year, $4 million deal. The Lions were also interested in Wilson’s services, but they apparently weren’t offering that much money, and so he’ll be heading to Tennessee.

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24 Responses to “Titans sign George Wilson”
  1. buddysguys says: Feb 22, 2013 11:47 AM

    they must have enjoyed the two game closing picks he dropped that were throw RIGHT to him

  2. acgorski says: Feb 22, 2013 11:51 AM

    serviceable player and overall good dude. could have single handedly closed out 2 games for us but was unable to perform in the clutch. wish him best of luck.

  3. whatnojets says: Feb 22, 2013 11:54 AM

    I’m confused!

    I thought teams cant sign a player until March when free agency starts

    Michael David Smith: That’s for players whose contracts expired at the end of the 2012 postseason. Wilson was released, which means he is free to sign immediately.

  4. billsboy88 says: Feb 22, 2013 12:15 PM

    Tennessee signed him after he dropped an easy pick then got burnt for the game winning TD when the titans played the bills?

  5. billsboy88 says: Feb 22, 2013 12:16 PM

    Also, how did this happen? I thought players couldn’t be signed until free agency period starts in march? What am I missing here?

  6. 1bbfan says: Feb 22, 2013 12:22 PM

    Good Luck Gearge !! Really goo guy. So so player.

  7. tcmiller30 says: Feb 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    Whatnojets-

    Players that were under contract but cut by there respective teams are free to sign now. Players who’s contracts expired at the end of the 2012-13 season aren’t eligible to sign until the free agency period starts in March.

  8. adamagedbillsfan says: Feb 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    His play has been in decline for a couple of years and he has literally had the game in his hands and he dropped the ball. Class act but, he needed to go.

  9. lennydpocketqb says: Feb 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    Usually when players leave Buffalo that next season is a good one for them.

  10. whatnojets says: Feb 22, 2013 12:34 PM

    Thank you Michael

  11. EJ says: Feb 22, 2013 12:38 PM

    I liked Wilson, he is much better than Searcy is. I don’t like that the Bills rid of him before finding a good replacement.

  12. tennesseeoilers says: Feb 22, 2013 12:41 PM

    Even if his play is merely just above average, we desperately need his leadership in Nashville. The Titans defense hasn’t had a true leader since veteran safety Chris Hope walked out the door.

  13. simmsmatic says: Feb 22, 2013 12:49 PM

    Thats cool and all but… no one cares about the Titans. Other than laughing at Chris Johnson and how Up & Down he is after getting that mega contract.

  14. cinfante54 says: Feb 22, 2013 12:51 PM

    The way the shirt looks in that pics it looks like they are the “Fails”

  15. ggeagle21 says: Feb 22, 2013 12:57 PM

    I dont like that the titans were able to sign him now. Coaches and GM’s have alot on their plate right now..combine, cuts, restructuring contracts…they shouldnt also have to worry about signing players. This needs to be changed, he should have had to wait to Free agency to sign a contract. I dont like this

  16. buffalobills716 says: Feb 22, 2013 1:43 PM

    I wish you the best of Luck George otherwise against their Bills

  17. ruffbufffire says: Feb 22, 2013 2:18 PM

    His play declined after appearing in music videos.

  18. smalltownqb says: Feb 22, 2013 2:19 PM

    Nice signing for the Titans. Got a heck of an individual. Pulling for you George!

  19. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    I don’t understand. How come the Titans are able to sign him when Free Agency hasn’t even started yet, and Richard Sherman is all out of Adderall ? !!!

  20. sirthorazine says: Feb 22, 2013 4:09 PM

    If the Jaguars are referred to as the Jags, and the Buccaneers the Bucs, then what do they call the Titans?

  21. drinkwithnamath says: Feb 22, 2013 4:14 PM

    sirthorazine says:
    Feb 22, 2013 4:09 PM
    If the Jaguars are referred to as the Jags, and the Buccaneers the Bucs, then what do they call the Titans?

    The Tennessee Something you haven’t seen since you were a baby

  22. titans12thman says: Feb 22, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hopefully he steps up when it counts, we need a couple more vets with his mentality and game approach. We need to have a solid core of definitive leaders this season on BOTH sides of the ball.

  23. mikeo76 says: Feb 22, 2013 4:38 PM

    Best of luck to George Wilson, he’s a class act!

    I’m amazed at the number of posters that don’t understand the difference between signing a player that has been cut and a free agent!

  24. mackcarrington says: Feb 22, 2013 7:08 PM

    I wonder if he would have taken that same offer to remain with the Bills? Did they make him a similar offer? If not, it would seem that the Bills are really trying to create some cap space while going with younger players.

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