Patriots to re-sign Mack Wilson

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The Patriots are bringing back one of their defensive players.

Mack Wilson has agreed to re-sign with the club on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Wilson was traded to the Patriots last March from the Browns. He appeared in all 17 games for New England with three starts. He was mainly a special teams contributor, playing 62 percent of the unit’s snaps. But he was also on the field for 21 percent of the defensive snaps.

Wilson, 25, finished the 2022 season with 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass defensed.

6 responses to “Patriots to re-sign Mack Wilson

  1. He will have a breakout year this season. That’s when players pop in the Patriots system.

  2. Bill brought back everyone on D. He likes this defense. With a few new additions(Rapp?) and the fact that they won’t be on the field 42 minutes a game this year, good things are coming. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get Uche extended later this off-season.

  3. Wilson is young, and he has physical talent. Sometimes when I see him make a play I think he could have a bigger role, but BB usually has bigger linebackers. However it has become obvious they needed better pass coverage linebackers and Wilson was added for that reason (6’1″, 235). He should have been a Day 2 pick in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, with comparisons to CJ Mosely, but reportedly his in person interviews before the draft did not go that well for some reason and teams had concerns about the fit in the locker room etc. He ended up dropping to the 5th round and was drafted by the Browns. It did not work for him in Cleveland, and BB, consulting with Saban (Wilson played at Bama), he decided to give it a shot. There have been no reports of any issues as far as I can recall and perhaps he fits in better on a team that traditionally has a highly structured environment. Many people do. So good for him. If he does have a break out in his second season there, I won’t be surprised. Dude has athletic ability and can be a fierce hitter as well.

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