The Jaguars are signing former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Damien Wilson, the team announced today.
Former Super Bowl Champion is coming to #DUUUVAL!@Dream_Finders | @dwilson_6 pic.twitter.com/flNHWafUvX— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 2, 2021
The free-agent linebacker visited the Jaguars earlier this week, and it appears he will be there for at least the immediate future.
Wilson, 27, becomes the 13th free-agent signing the team has made thus far this offseason. Wilson has spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs, starting 29 games. He accounted for 98 solo tackles, six tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and four quarterback hits over that span.
Currently, the Jaguars are slated to start linebackers Joe Schobert and Myles Jack in the middle of defensive coordinator Joe Cullen’s defense. The team has not added to its linebacker corps since the start of free agency, at least on the inside.
At 6-foot, 245 pounds, Wilson was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft. He would go on to start 22 games for the Cowboys, accounting for 86 solo tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, and 2.5 sacks.
Wilson attended the University of Minnesota from 2013-14 after beginning his college career at Alcorn State. In 26 games (24 starts) for the Gophers, he posted 197 tackles and 5.0 sacks, including a team-leading 119 tackles as a senior. In 2014, Wilson led Minnesota in tackles (119), tackles for loss (4.5) and sacks (4.0) en route to First Team All Big-Ten honors.