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.