The Indianapolis Colts have been looking around for some help in their secondary after losing both Marvin Tell and Rolan Milligan, who both opted out over concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it appears that they may have a target in mind.
According to a report from NFL analyst Albert Breer, the Colts have hosted a visit with free agent defensive back Tavon Wilson. He most recently played for the Detroit Lions and before them the New England Patriots.
Wilson would be a very intriguing option for the Colts. He may not come in and make a massive impact, but he would be much important depth. Indianapolis could also get him at a very cheap price, which would be ideal.
During the 2019 season with the Lions, Wilson ended up playing in all 16 games. He recorded 98 total tackles to go along with a sack, two fumble recoveries, and five defended passes. Wilson did not record an interception last year.
At 30 years old, Wilson would be the kind of addition that the Colts should try to make. He would come in and be able to play immediately if needed. His NFL experience would come in handy.
Chris Ballard should absolutely look to make a move. With two defensive backs opting out and the secondary being a struggle over the last couple of years, adding more depth is a must. Xavier Rhodes, Rock Ya-Sin, and Quincy Wilson are currently their top three cornerbacks.
Expect to hear more information about the Colts and their search for defensive back help in the near future. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Tavon Wilson end up signing a one-year deal with Indianapolis.