September 9, 2013

Defensive end Chris Wilson returns to the Leos

The BC Lions Football Club announced this morning that free agent defensive end Chris Wilson has agreed to terms on a contract with the team.

Wilson rejoins the Lions after originally signing with the club in 2005. The Flint, Michigan native was a key part of the club’s defensive line and the Lions’ championship run in 2006 and appeared in 36 regular season games over two seasons recording 70 defensive tackles and nine sacks.

“Chris approached us last week about returning to the club and we are very pleased to welcome him back,” said VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “He’s gifted athlete and he will bring an additional aggressive, physical presence to our defensive line.”

Following two standout campaigns with the Leos, Wilson signed with the Washington Redskins in 2007 and would not miss a start for the NFL club through the next four seasons playing both defensive end and linebacker.

In 2011, Wilson moved to the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent, but was released late in training camp that year. After sitting out the rest of the 2011 season, he returned to the Redskins in 2012 in a reserve role and a key special teams player and again, did not miss a start.

In 80 career games over five seasons, he recorded 57 defensive tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Wilson will be added to the club’s practice roster heading into this week’s preperartions for the Montreal Alouettes who will pay a visit to BC Place on Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 pm presented by Telus – click here for tickets.