The San Francisco 49ers put some security in place on Monday, including the signing of veteran Tavon Wilson.
The 49ers announced Wilson’s signing ahead of Jaquiski Tartts, leading some to believe that the 49ers decided to add Wilson in place of Tartt. The 31-year-old Wilson should be more assured of safety while supporting Tartt, who has only played 36 games in the past four years.
Wilson turned pro in 2012 as the Patriots second round pick. He started only four of the 54 games he played in New England before joining the Lions and Colts for four seasons last year. Between all three stops, he played 125 games with 45 starts. In these competitions he has accumulated 383 tackles, eight interceptions and 20 pass breakups. Its versatility gives the 49ers a few options should Jimmie Ward or Tartt be unavailable.
It will be interesting to see how the 49ers work safely on draft with Ward, Tartt, Wilson and Tarvarius Moore under contract. On the surface, that’s a good set of safeguards, but chances are they won’t be on the list after 2021. Wilson will give the 49ers a layer of depth they sorely lacked last year.