49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox

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The 49ers added some depth in the secondary.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers are signing former Cowboys and Steelers safety J.J. Wilcox to a one-year deal.

Wilcox, 27, was actually signed by the Buccaneers last spring, but traded to the Steelers before the start of the regular season. He’s a solid special teamer if nothing else.

The 49ers are looking at Jimmie Ward at cornerback, and have Jaquiski Tartt and Adrian Colbert working with the ones at safety at the moment.

6 responses to “49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox

  1. The Lynch/Shanahan Project continues…If nothing else their special teams will be pretty good and the defense will never run out of DB’s.

  2. Reid is a better S than Wilcox, period. Say what you want about not being blackballed, but unless Reid burnt all his bridges there for other reasons or wants way too much money that sure looks like what is going on.

  3. “He’s a solid special teamer if nothing else.”
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    So solid he wiped out a Martavis Bryant TD on a kick return vs the Bengals, got flagged numerous other times on special teams, and was a healthy scratch thereafter due to his ST play.

  4. Reid is a better S than Wilcox, period. Say what you want about not being blackballed, but unless Reid burnt all his bridges there for other reasons or wants way too much money that sure looks like what is going on.

    Wilcox will most likely be a special teams player and costs a lot less than Reid. Reid also turned downa 1 year offer from the niners

  5. Reid doesn’t want to play football you can not compare them. Reid and Squidward just want a payday and I don’t meant the candy bar.

  6. Reid might be better But Reid turned down the one-year back-up contract the 49ers offered.

    And the fact is that Reid was arguably the 4th best safety on the weak 49ers pass defense last year (and since 2014):

    1. Tartt took his job.
    2. Ward kept his job when Reid lost his.
    3. Colbert got the FS job and Ward no longer has it.

    Therefore, it’s pretty obvious what the 49ers, and the 24th rated pass defense think of Reid. And it isn’t stater material.

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