October 28, 2020

Washington Redskins sign LB Chris Wilson

The Washington Redskins continue to bolster their defense ahead of Thursday’s NFL draft, announcing the signing of linebacker Chris Wilson on Tuesday. Wilson spent four years with the Skins before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles last August, but was cut Sept. 2.

The press release:

ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Chris Wilson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wilson (6-4, 247) entered the NFL as a free agent, originally signing with the Redskins on Jan. 2, 2007, after two seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. In four NFL seasons, he has appeared in 64 career games, all coming in his first tenure in Washington from 2007-10. For his career, coaches have credited Wilson with 51 tackles (37 solo), as well as six sacks and two forced fumbles.

After four seasons with the Redskins, Wilson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 8, 2011, before being released on Sept. 2. Wilson’s most recent NFL appearance came in 2010 when he played in all 16 games for the Redskins. Coaches credited him with 13 tackles (nine solo) as well as 17 special teams tackles (15 solo).

Wilson, 29, played collegiately at Northwood (Mich.) University, where he finished his career with 59 total tackles (38 solo), nine sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He earned first-team All-GLIAC honors and was named first-team NAIA All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Wilson was born on July 10, 1982. He attended Northern High School in Flint, Mich.

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Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Nats and the Caps, and previously wrote Nats News Network and Caps News Network. Dave’s first sports hero was Bobby Dandridge. Follow Dave’s Redskins coverage on Twitter @RedskinsDSP.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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