Packers re-sign Eric Wilson

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The Packers re-signed linebacker Eric Wilson on Saturday, the team announced.

He originally signed with the Packers off the Saints’ practice squad on Oct. 4. Wilson played 13 games for the Packers and tied for the team lead with 13 special teams tackles.

He is a seventh-year player who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Vikings.

Wilson played five seasons with the Vikings (2017-20) before seeing time with the Eagles (2021) and Texans (2021). He has appeared in 78 regular-season games with 27 starts and totaled 254 tackles, eight sacks, four interceptions, nine passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

On special teams, he has 26 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a blocked punt and a blocked extra point.

He also has appeared in four postseason games with two starts, recording 13 tackles, a quarterback hit and a special teams tackle.

11 responses to “Packers re-sign Eric Wilson

  1. He was a solid linebacker with the Vikings and made some splash play. But it may have been scheme or system because we didn’t keep him and he is bouncing around now. Used correctly he should be a good lower tier addition for the Pack.

  2. Crickets from the packer fans who always leap about in glee when the Vikings sign an ex-packer.

  3. He’s on his fourth team so I would hardly refer to him as an ex-Viking pick up. He did a nice job contributing on special teams, Packers have really focused on that part of the game this year. Just another good, solid, economical signing, nothing flashy, but Coach Rich is going to have a tough STs Squad.

  4. Another great ST player for the Pack… It’s about time we have a dominant ST. We haven’t had a good one since SB XXXI

  5. Did he used to be a Viking? Yes. Now he’s a packer? Yes. That is the definition of an ex-Viking pick up, so yes, you can refer to him as such.

  6. You neglected to mention his biggest claim to fame, allegedly being Lizzo’s “New man on the Minnesota Vikings”

  7. Okay fine, if we want to do it properly, the ex-Viking, ex-Eagle, ex-Texan..there that’s your logic enjoy. We’ll need this designation for EVERY player who signs a new team moving forward. SMH.

  8. As someone who would’ve been an ex-Packer, he normally we be a perfect fit for our Vikings . . . except he probably hasn’t been able wash off that ex-Viking stench that isn’t easily removed.

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