Lions re-sign safety Tavon Wilson

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The Lions held onto one of their own, as they build a defense for new coach Matt Patricia.

The team announced they had re-signed safety Tavon Wilson.

He follows the pattern of many Patricia hires by being a former Patriot, but he signed with the Lions in 2016 as an unrestricted free agent.

He played in 10 games last year, with his season cut short by a shoulder injury which required surgery.