Falcons Sign DB J.J. Wilcox To Practice Squad

     

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed DB J.J. Wilcoxto their practice squad. 

J.J. Wilcox

Here’s the Falcons updated practice squad:

  1. DB Delrick Abrams
  2. QB Kurt Benkert
  3. WR Juwan Green
  4. G Sean Harlow
  5. TE Jared Pinkney
  6. LB Edmond Robinson
  7. WR Chris Rowland
  8. OL Willie Wright
  9. WR Laquon Treadwell
  10. DT Chris Slayton
  11. G Willie Beavers
  12. DB Tyler Hall
  13. DE Austin Edwards
  14. DB T.J. Green
  15. K Elliott Fry 
  16. DB J.J. Wilcox

The Falcons are really hurting in the secondary right now and Wilcox has ties to the team, so this move made sense for Atlanta. 

They brought him in for a visit on Tuesday, per Albert Breer

Wilcox, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,811,068 contract with the Cowboys before signing a two-contract with the Buccaneers worth up to $8.5 million.

The Buccaneers traded him to the Steelers at the start of the 2017 season for a 2018 sixth-round pick. Wilcox was set to make a base salary of $3.125 million for the 2018 season when the Steelers released him. 

Wilcox had brief stints with the Colts and Jets before signing on with the Falcons last year but missed the entire season after sustaining a torn ACL. Atlanta brought him back on another one-year contract with Atlanta but he was among their final roster cuts coming out of training camp. 

In 2018, Wilcox appeared in five games for the Jets and two games for the Colts. He recorded six tackles and no interceptions.

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