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Report: Falcons sign CB Josh Wilson

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The Falcons have added some experience at cornerback.

According to Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet, Redskins corner Josh Wilson has reached a one-year deal with Atlanta.

The 29-year-old Wilson has started every game in the last three seasons for Washington. He recorded a career-best 93 tackles in 2013.

Wilson, who’s intercepted 14 passes and made 81 starts in seven NFL seasons, joins an Atlanta secondary with second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford in key roles. The Falcons also have Robert McClain and Javier Arenas at corner.

Before joining Washington in 2011, the 5-foot-9, 188-pound Wilson played for Seattle (2007-2009) and Baltimore (2010). He was Seattle’s second-round pick in 2007.

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14 Responses to “Report: Falcons sign CB Josh Wilson”
  1. rwhite84 says: Apr 8, 2014 3:16 PM

    93 tackles for a corner? Maybe he can play free safety for us.

  2. kane337 says: Apr 8, 2014 3:18 PM

    Building a dynasty!

  3. thevikesarebest says: Apr 8, 2014 3:19 PM

    That’s laughable.

  4. youtubeingravenvids says: Apr 8, 2014 3:21 PM

    Played great for the Ravens. For the Redskins he was just a slower version of Deangelo Hall. Gets picks now and then but loves getting beat and cant tackle. hopefully he will improve for ATL.

  5. haytammy says: Apr 8, 2014 4:09 PM

    If the secondary needy skins let him go…

  6. i10east says: Apr 8, 2014 4:41 PM

    Championship!!!

  7. trollhammer20 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    If you’re short on CBs, and sign Josh Wilson….you’re still short at CB.

  8. donnymacjack says: Apr 8, 2014 4:53 PM

    14 picks in seven seasons? You’ve got to be kidding. Richard Sherman has 20 in 2 and a half seasons.

    Although I have to admit Josh had almost twice as many tackles as Sherman this past season. Something like 92 to 49. So umm yeah, that’s what I want my DB’s to be doing…making tackles after the WR’s caught the ball.

    Sorry but Josh, while being a great athlete and good person, isn’t a signing to brag about.

  9. dcapettini says: Apr 8, 2014 4:58 PM

    The Falcons picked him up because he is really good at making mean faces at the other team when they tackle the QB a little rough. That has to be true because he certainly is too small and slow to actually play CB in the NFL. Ask the DC Eleven.

  10. ashure71 says: Apr 8, 2014 5:38 PM

    Good luck Josh, I enjoyed watching you play.

  11. roddytorock84 says: Apr 8, 2014 7:43 PM

    Youtubegrave that’s hilarious. You can say whatever you want but saying he can’t tackle is asinine. A cb that had 93 tackles last season obviously could at the very least tackle. He didn’t accidentally trip 93 ppl up.

  12. mwcarolina says: Apr 8, 2014 8:57 PM

    he’s not a bad tackler and he had moments, now the negatives. LOTS of pass interferences on him, he needs to turn around when the ball is throw, too many times i saw pass interference on Wilson. he also got toasted a few times. he’s a gambler at corner. maybe he plays better in Atlanta.

  13. babyteal1 says: Apr 9, 2014 7:43 AM

    You can have him!!!

  14. salimthadream20 says: Apr 10, 2014 8:18 PM

    Ill take it. He cant be much worse than Asante Samuel was last year! Trufant & Alford are our future at DB throw in Wilson, McClain & Arenas for experience and im happy with it! Trufant is a star in the making! Its in his blood! Im sure all ou Seattle fans remember what his brother Marcus did for yall for what, 7-8 years?

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