The Chiefs are adding to their defense. It was announced that the team intends to sign linebacker Damien Wilson to a 2 year deal for $5.6 million.
Wilson has played as mostly a depth linebacker and a special teamer in his career so far. He is a former 4th round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cowboys out of the University of Minnesota. In 2018, he only played 28 percent of snaps for the Cowboys and finished with 37 tackles, 1 sack and a forced fumble. So, he is young and will head into 2019 with a chance to show the Chiefs what he’s got and may get a chance at increased snaps, depending on how the depth chart looks going into the season.
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With the Cowboys, Wilson was forced to learn all three linebacker positions, which is what Dallas had then Cowboy, now Chief linebacker Anthony Hitchens do as well. This means that Wilson has the ability to run all over the field. Wilson will now rejoin Hitchens as a teammate. Looking at his tape, he’s patient and knows when to hit the hole to make a tackle. Wilson is described as a solid special teams player and can impress when given a chance.
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