Damien Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs Agree to Deal

Damien Wilson

Four-year NFL veteran inside linebacker Damien Wilson agreed to a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. As of this posting, the exact terms and length of the contract are not available to the public. Wilson, a Minnesota product, spent the first four years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

Damien Wilson Signs With Kansas City Chiefs

Wilson appeared in all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. Making seven starts, the inside linebacker recorded 37 tackles, two quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, and one sack. His best game of the year came in Week Two against the New York Giants when he recorded four tackles, one quarterback hit, and one sack.

Wilson initially entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Selected by the Dallas Cowboys, Wilson spent the entirety of the season serving as a depth linebacker. Appearing in all 16 games without recording a start, Wilson finished his rookie season with seven tackles and two tackles-for-loss while contributing heavily on special teams.

Wilson’s role expanded in 2016, as the second-year inside linebacker earned six starts while appearing in all 16 games. During his second season in the league, Wilson recorded 30 tackles, two quarterback hits, four tackles-for-loss, and half a sack. Additionally, the Minnesota product also defended one pass.

Wilson continued to play a bigger role in 2017, as the third-year linebacker recorded a career-high nine starts. Once again playing in all 16 games, Wilson recorded 29 tackles, four quarterback hits, one sack, and one pass defended.

Wilson has appeared in 64 games throughout his four-year NFL career, making 22 starts. During his time on the field, the linebacker has accumulated 2.5 sacks, 103 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, and eight quarterback hits.

In addition to Wilson, the Kansas City Chiefs have also signed safety Tyrann Mathieu and released Justin Houston thus far in free agency.

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