Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Reshad Jones will miss the first four games of the regular season due to a PED violation and now, Jimmy Wilson will have the opportunity to step up and prove that he is capable of being a starter in the NFL.
"I've practiced (safety) the last couple of years now," said Wilson, who had two interceptions and 39 tackles last season. "So I'm finally going to have a chance to get out there and play safety and show everybody what I can do and hopefully help my team. There are still some things I've got to get used to at safety but that's what the rest of these preseason games are for and the rest of this camp is for."
"He's had a lot of training there and he's gotten a lot of reps at that position over a long period of time," Philbin said. "I think he knows the defense very well and not unlike any other position we're looking for him to execute the techniques, the responsibilities, the coverage, the adjustments and the checks that need to be made on a consistent basis."