Falcons Sign J.J. Wilcox

On Monday, the Falcons announced the signing of safety J.J. Wilcox to a one-year deal. Wilcox, 28, played for both the Colts and Jets in 2018.

Wilcox hooked on with the Jets in June of last year and appeared in five games before being released in October. Later on, he saw time in two regular season games with the Colts, plus one playoff contest.

His most notable run came with the Cowboys, where he started 38 games as a safety and recorded 212 tackles, 15 pass defenses, five interceptions, and three fumble recoveries across four seasons.

This year, the Falcons will return safeties Ricardo Allen, Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee, and Sharrod Neasman. They’ve also added Chris Cooper and Afolabi Laguda, but Wilcox will fight for his spot and playing time in camp.

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  1. connfyoozed

    I did not see Wilcox last year, but he was absolutely awful as a Steeler in 2017. They traded away a draft pick for him just before the season and planned to play him a bunch, but even with their secondary playing mostly subpar Wilcox lost more and more time as the season went on, and then became a penalty magnet on special teams to boot. Not sure if it was loss of speed, lack of discipline or some of both with him.

    • dcahen

      Played for the Colts some last year & all I remember was personal fouls for late hits multiple times. So agree on lack of discipline for sure.

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