Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) is tackled after a catch by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons reportedly sign CB Josh Wilson to 1-year deal


According to various reports (including one from the player’s own Twitter account), the Atlanta Falcons and free agent cornerback Josh Wilson have agreed on a 1-year deal to bring him to the NFC South.

This is a bit of an odd move for the Falcons, simply because they already have their starting cornerbacks in 2nd-year guys Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, but with only the newly-signed Javier Arenas behind them, it does make some sense at a reduced cost. The 29-year-old Wilson has been a full-time starter in Washington for the past 3 seasons, but he is generally regarded as nothing more than an average corner, and that could be the recipe for a supporting role on a quality team.

Atlanta is in good shape moving forward at the cornerback spot, but this move doesn’t address any of their big needs on defense (pass rusher, safety), so the Falcons have a great deal of work to do. Still, it never hurts to add quality depth at cornerback in today’s pass-happy NFL, and it appears that Thomas Dimitroff agrees.

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