With Kyle Vanden Bosch gone, with Louis Delmas, Corey Williams and Cliff Avril on the free agent market, the Lions are suddenly lacking in veteran leadership on the defensive side of the ball.
“We may need to bring in some guys who have those (leadership) qualities,” coach Jim Schwartz said last week.
Toward that end, then, the Lions have apparently invited former Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson for a free agent visit. CBS Sports reported that Wilson will be in Allen Park some time this week. He is also expected to visit Tennessee.
Wilson, 32, was released by the Bills Monday in a salary-cap move. He had started the last two seasons and was a captain in five of his eight years in Buffalo. His 104 tackles last season was second on the team.
The Lions, presently, have three safeties under contract – Don Carey, Tyrell Johnson and special teams ace John Wendling. They are expected to tender restricted free agent Amari Spievey, who has been cleared after suffering two concussions in little more than a year.