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Lions safety fined for hit that left C.J. Fiedorowicz dizzy

During Sunday’s game in Houston, Lions safety Tavon Wilson drilled Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz in the head with a hard shot. It was surprising that Fiedorowicz, after initially going to the locker room, returned to the game. It’s not surprising that Wilson was fined $24,309 for the hit. “I took a shot,” Fiedorowicz said,…

DeAndre Levy “looking really good” in offseason work

The Lions drafted four new defensive players late last month and signed safety Tavon Wilson as a free agent, but they hope that their arrival isn’t the extent of the changes from last year’s unit. They are also hoping for a full return to form for linebacker DeAndre Levy, who missed all but 17 snaps…

Lions sign ex-Patriots defensive back Tavon Wilson

New Lions General Manager Bob Quinn is wasting no time in signing a player he knows well. Quinn, who spent his entire NFL career in the Patriots’ front office before the Lions hired him this year, has just signed former Patriots defensive back Tavon Wilson. Wilson wrote on Twitter that the deal got done right…

What Are Reasonable Rookie Expectations for Patriots Safety Jordan Richards?

No one can ever accuse the New England Patriots of ignoring tradition. They carry out tradition almost every year with their surprising selections of strong safeties on Day 2 of the NFL draft. In 2012, their target was Tavon Wilson. In 2013, the player of choice was Duron Harmon. Show More Summary

Jordan Richards to New England Patriots: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

From Tavon Wilson to Duron Harmon, the New England Patriots have never been afraid to surprise, particularly at safety. Stanford's Jordan Richards became next in that line after the Pats took the ex-Cardinal with the 64th overall pick. Show More Summary

On Ferguson, stop telling athletes to 'shut up and play'

On Sunday, five St. Louis Rams players did exactly what scolds have demanded of demonstrators outraged by the non-indictment of officer Darren Wilson: They protested peacefully. During pre-game introductions, the Rams' Tavon Austin,Show More Summary

State of the New England Patriots Position by Position: Secondary

Defensive Backs Signed: Devin McCourty, Steven Gregory, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, Duron Harmon, Logan Ryan, Tavon Wilson, Kanorris Davis, Nate Ebner, Justin Green, Adrian Wilson Free Agent: Aqib Talib Cornerback Aqib Talib is New England’s top priority in free agency, and the Patriots shouldn’t waste time in re-signing him. Show More Summary

Patriots' Initial 2014 Round-by-Round Big Board

With Bill Belichick in mind, creating a round-by-round 2014 big board for the New England Patriots is a nightmare. Surprise picks like safeties Tavon Wilson and Duron Harmon and shrewd value picks like cornerback Alfonzo Dennard andShow More Summary

Rob Gronkowski officially inactive

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is among the team’s seven inactive players for today’s game against the New Orleans Saints. The list of Patriots inactives: WR Matthew Slater S Tavon Wilson RB Leon Washington G/C...Show More Summary

New England Patriots: Is Tavon Wilson the Answer at Safety?

Most fans and writers (including this guy) would agree that the New England Patriots need to upgrade the other starting safety spot alongside Devin McCourty, but are we forgetting about 2012 second-round draft selection Tavon Wilson?...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Tavon Wilson's Rookie Year with the New England Patriots

With the 48th pick of the 2012 NFL draft, the New England Patriots opted for a mystery named Tavon Wilson. The selection of the Illinois safety came as a huge surprise to both draft analysts and fans alike, especially after New England traded up twice in Round 1 to grab touted defensive prospects Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. Show More Summary

Strange but true: Rookies make big plays for Pats D

By nature, Bill Belichick is inclined to trust his veterans on defense. But Sunday, his rookies stepped up and made plays to spark things. First-rounders Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower and second-rounder Tavon Wilson were key to a defense that made Titans running back Chris Johnson a non-factor, and led the way to a 34-13…

Sunday morning one-liners

Bills LB Arthur Moats is making his way up the depth chart. QB Matt Moore didn’t have a great Saturday at Dolphins practice. Patriots rookie S Tavon Wilson has shown an ability to make adjustments. Saturday found Jets QB Tim Tebow struggling to get the ball out quickly. The kicking competition at Ravens camp is…

Patriots' Rookie Tavon Wilson: Breaking Down the Enigma of the 48th Pick

No Combine invite. No All-Star practices invite. Not even a draft-worthy grade from some NFL draft analysts. It's always been hard for Illinois defensive back Tavon Wilson to get noticed, but in April's NFL draft, the rest of the world finally learned who he was. Show More Summary

Illinois Program Bodes Well for the Future of Patriots' Tavon Wilson

Just as rookie minicamp got underway, defensive back Tavon Wilson—a second-round pick out of Illinois—signed his rookie contract for four years and $4.2 million. Will he be worth it? Analysts questioned the selection, saying Wilson wasn’t rated a second-round talent. Show More Summary

Patriots sign second-round pick Tavon Wilson

The Patriots raised some eyebrows when they took safety Tavon Wilson in the second round last month. Now that he’s under contract, we’ll get to find out what they saw in him that draft pundits overlooked. The Patriots announced Tuesday that they have reached agreement on a four-year deal with Wilson. The team also announced…

What to Expect from New England Patriots 2012 2nd-Round Pick Tavon Wilson

Bill Belichick did the unthinkable: He left Mel Kiper speechless. Drafting a safety in Tavon Wilson, who Kiper had projected as a sixth to seventh-round prospect, will tend to draw such reaction. The shockwaves could be felt throughout...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns

The 2012 NFL draft featured many interesting selections, ranging from the Buccaneers taking Alabama safety Mark Barron No. 7 overall to the Patriots taking unknown Illinois safety Tavon Wilson No. 48 overall, but the most interesting to me was the player that went in between Barron and Wilson: Brandon Weeden. Show More Summary

Getting to know new Patriot Tavon Wilson

If your reaction when the Patriots took Illinois cornerback Tavon Wilson with the 48th overall pick in the NFL draft was something along the lines of, “Who’s that?” then you’re not alone. Wilson was a big surprise as a second-round draft pick, a player who wasn’t even invited to the Scouting Combine or any of…

Who Is New England Patriots Safety Tavon Wilson?

"Who?" -All of New England at approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday night. Like many, this was my sequence of events when Patriots legend Troy Brown announced that the team had selected Illinois safety Tavon Wilson: Repeat the name "Tavon Wilson" as a question. Show More Summary

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