Patriots To Re-Sign LB Mack Wilson

The Patriots will bring back 2022 trade acquisition Mack Wilson. While the veteran linebacker fielded interest from at least three teams, Tom Pelissero of notes (via Twitter) he is staying in New England.

Both the teams Wilson has played for — the Browns and Patriots — showed interest, along with the Texans. But Wilson will stay with the Pats on a one-year deal worth up to $2.2MM. Wilson, 25, started three games for the Patriots last season, working more on special teams.

New England and Cleveland swapped Wilson and Chase Winovich last year; the latter already signed with the Texans, who were attempting to bring in both pieces of that trade. But Wilson will stick around with a franchise that places a great deal of emphasis on special teams. Wilson saw action on 62% of New England’s ST snaps during his debut with the team.

A former fifth-round pick out of Alabama, Wilson logged a 21% defensive snap share with the Pats last season. He made three starts, but this contract’s value suggests the team views him more as a special teams regular and backup.

New England still has its 2022 linebacking crew on the roster. Ja’Whaun Bentley, Jahlani Tavai and Raekwon McMillan remain under contract.

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