Jimmy Wilson signs with San Diego Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Chargers have added Jimmy Wilson to their secondary.

The San Diego Chargers have added a new face to the secondary with the signing of S Jimmy Wilson to the roster. With Marcus Gilchrist signing in New York to join the Jets, the team needed to find a new body in the secondary to take on the role at safety and to cover the slot. Jimmy Wilson will be that man. Wilson has signed a 2-year $4.85 million contract to join the Chargers secondary.

Wilson plays very similar to Gilchrist and will be expected to take his role on the roster. He will compete for the starting safety spot with Jahleel Addae and will also get looks to cover the slot.  In the previous 4 seasons,Wilson has 133 solo tackles, 16 passes defensed , 4 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.

Wanna thank all the #Phinfans that supported me as well as dolphin organization takin a chance on a kid with a past from #DaygoCity #goBoltz

— Jimmy wilson (@Jimmywilson_27) March 14, 2015

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The signing needed to happen. The Chargers don’t have much depth in the secondary at the moment. Gilchrist is gone to New York. Shareece Wright is headed to San Francisco and is in discussions to join their secondary. It is not like either of those guys were standout players in the first place anyway, but some experience at the position was needed. The team needed some players to put out in the secondary and adding Wilson is a solid move by the team.

The Chargers will still need to find more depth to compete for roles. Verrett has suffered shoulder injuries in the last couple of seasons. We need him to prove that he can be a durable player. Who is the corner that comes in if Verrett or Flowers goes down? Steve Williams? Chris Davis?

We need more depth than that.