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Redskins Re-sign Wilson

Posted Apr 24, 2012

Chris Wilson, who played for the Redskins from 2007-10, is expected to compete for a backup job at outside linebacker. He also excels on speical teams.


The Redskins have re-signed linebacker Chris Wilson, the team announced on Tuesday.

Wilson, who previously played defensive end and outside linebacker for the Redskins from 2007-10, is expected to compete for a backup job at outside linebacker.

Wilson, 29, last played in the NFL in 2011 preseason when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 6-4, 247-pounder began his NFL career with the Redskins after two seasons with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.

In four seasons with with the Redskins, he appeared in 64 games. He has been credited with 51 tackles (37 solo), as well as six sacks and two forced fumbles.

In 2010, playing under head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in Washington, Wilson played in all 16 games and recorded 13 tackles on defense and 17 special teams tackles.

Wilson initially played defensive end for the Redskins, but he transitioned to outside linebacker when the team implemented a 3-4 scheme under Haslett in 2010.

Wilson played college football at Northwood University (in Michigan). He is a native of Flint, Mich.

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