Packers Swipe Linebacker From Saints Practice Squad

The Green Bay Packers are strengthening their depth while weakening a rival's. The team announced Tuesday afternoon that it had signed linebacker Eric Wilson off the New Orleans Saints practice squad to their 53-man roster. Wilson appeared in 14 games for the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles in 2021, starting two games and totalling 46 tackles, but the Packers probably know him best from his four years with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson made 64 consecutive appearances for the team from 2017 to 2020. On the Packers, he'll likely serve as a backup for inside linebackers De'Vondre Campbell and Quay Walker. Wilson entered the league as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. He quickly latched on with the Vikings, increasing his playing time every season and peaking in his final year with the organization with 16 starts, 122 total tackles, 3.0 sacks, and three interceptions. 

Though his individual counting stats were impressive in that 2020 season, the Vikings ranked 29th in points allowed and Wilson graded out at a mediocre 53.5 according to Pro Football Focus.  
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