Tennessee Titans Sign Veteran Leader in George Wilson

By Kent Whitaker
George Wilson
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The Tennessee Titans seem to be serious about beefing up their defense for the upcoming NFL season as they have agreed to terms with safety George Wilson. The signing of Wilson is a positive step for the Titans as they suddenly have a player in the locker room that is known for his work ethic and leadership abilities while playing with the Buffalo Bills.

“George is a quality veteran player,” Titans general manager Ruston Webster said. “He will contribute for us on the field, but his contributions also will come off the field, in the locker room and in the meetings rooms. He was respected as a football player and a leader during his career in Buffalo, and he will bring that veteran presence to our team.”

While Webster feels that Wilson will be a leader for the team the veteran 6-foot, 212-pound safety who has spent the majority of the last nine years with the Bills, says he realizes that leadership is not an instant thing in the NFL.

“I don’t want to come in and try and say ‘This is the way we do it,’ because I haven’t built up the credibility with the guys,” Wilson said. “And the only way you build credibility is to show a daily example of hard work and how to be a professional.”

Wilson  is from Paducah, Kentucky which is only a short drive north of Nashville. He played his college ball at Arkansas and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent receiver in 2004 with the Detroit Lions. After being cut at the end of training camp he signed with Buffalo on the practice squad eventually working his way onto the team as an everyday player over the course of several seasons.

Kent Whitaker is a member of NASCAR media, sports writer covering NASCAR and the NFL, author and culinary writer. You can follow him @thekentwhitaker on twitter or online.

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