Free agent defensive back Jimmy Wilson will visit with the San Diego Chargers this week, his first move since his contract with the Miami Dolphins expired Tuesday afternoon. The visit was reported by ESPN's Josina Anderson.
A seventh-round pick by the Dolphins in 2011, Wilson has worked as a special teams player, the team's primary nickel cornerback, and as a reserve safety. He started 13 of the 14 games in which he played in 2014, splitting time between both strong- and free-safety positions, as well as playing cornerback. He recorded one interception and 59 tackles last year, with a career total of four interceptions, three forced fumbles, two sacks, and 154 tackles.
The Dolphins could use Wilson in 2015, if they are able to re-sign him. The club needs to find a starting safety to play next to Reshad Jones, and may still need to fill that position at the start of the year even if they re-sign Louis Delmas, who is rehabbing a torn ACL. There is also a couple of question marks at cornerback, where Cortland Finnegan was released, tentatively sliding third-year player Jamar Taylor into the starting lineup opposite Brent Grimes. Wilson could make a push for that spot, or continue to fill the nickel role, where the team may have to rely on Taylor or Will Davis if Wilson is not on the roster.