Former Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson lands with Arizona Cardinals
By Matt Conner
The Arizona Cardinals continue to add pieces to their defense this week with the signing of former Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson.
Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson has finally found a new home for the 2019 season, at least for a bit, in his hopes to stretch his professional football career to a fifth season. NFL reporter Mike Garafolo has word that the Arizona Cardinals have reached an agreement with Wilson on Wednesday.
Wilson looked like he might break training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars this summer, but he failed to make the team’s final active roster in September (which would have been interesting given that the Chiefs played the Jags in Week 1). Instead, Wilson was forced to sit after playing all 16 games last year (including four starts) for the Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson enjoyed a decent season with the Rams in ’18 and can even say he played in a Super Bowl after three years of postseason frustrations in Kansas City. Wilson was the Chiefs fourth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by former general manager John Dorsey. He became a full-time starter in the team’s 3-4 base in his second year, but that was cut short by injury in 2016. Wilson played in 30 total games for the Chiefs (started 17).
With the Cardinals, Wilson brings that postseason experience to a younger roster along with his expertise on special teams. The Cardinals also claimed cornerback Trevor Williams on waivers from the Chargers on Tuesday, giving them a couple new pieces to work with.
In his career, Wilson has 146 total tackles, 5 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, and 5 fumble recoveries. He’s also put up two defensive touchdowns in his career.