You can expect the Lions to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Wilson, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2012. He played out his rookie deal with New England before signing a two-year, $2.2 million contract with the Lions last year.
Wilson stands to make a base salary of $900,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2017, Wilson appeared in 10 games for the Lions and recorded 55 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and two pass defenses.