Chris Wilson (gridiron football)

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This article is about the current Montreal Alouettes defensive end and former Washington Redskins linebacker. For the Baltimore Ravens tight end, see Kris Wilson (American football).
Chris Wilson
No. 95 Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-10) July 10, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint (MI) Northern
College: Northwood
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles: 77
Quarterback sacks: 6.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at

Chris Wilson (born July 10, 1982) is a Canadian football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He began his professional career with the BC Lions after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He spent five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles before re-signing with the Lions. He played college football for Northwood University. He is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

Wilson signed with the BC Lions in 2005 and was part of BC Lions' defensive line in their 2006 Grey Cup victory.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On January 3, 2007, Wilson signed with the Washington Redskins for a reported three-year contract. In the 2007 season, his rookie season in the NFL, he finished with 13 tackles and four sacks.

Wilson recorded 20 tackles and one sack in the 2009 season.

Initially, Wilson played as a defensive end for the Redskins, but transitioned to outside linebacker when the team switched to a 3-4 defense in the 2010 season.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Wilson on August 8, 2011. He was released during final cuts on September 2, 2011.

Second stint with Redskins[edit]

On April 24, 2012, Wilson signed a one-year contract with Washington Redskins and competed with Markus White and Rob Jackson for one of the backup roles at outside linebacker.[2] After performing well in the preseason games,[3] he made the final 53-man roster by the start of the 2012 season.

Return to BC Lions[edit]

On September 9, 2013, the BC Lions announced that Wilson had re-signed with the team.[4]


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (April 24, 2012). "Redskins Re-sign Wilson For Linebacker Depth". Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (April 24, 2012). "Redskins bringing back OLB Chris Wilson". Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  3. ^ Tinsman, Brian (August 27, 2012). "Safety Caps Wilson's Return To Redskins". Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  4. ^ Wilson returns to Leos

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