Raiders sign FS Wilson

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —Having just won a Super Bowl ring, free safety Gibril Wilson is headed home.

Wilson left the champion New York Giants to sign with the Oakland Raiders on Friday.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Contra Costa Times reported the deal was for six years and netted Wilson a guaranteed $16 million.

The 26-year-old Wilson had 92 tackles and four interceptions in the regular season for the Giants, who stunned the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLII.

In four seasons with New York, Wilson averaged 90 tackles, including a team-high 110 in 2005. During that span, Wilson has averaged more total tackles per game (6.9) than any safety in the league.

A native of San Jose, Wilson started his collegiate career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Tennessee.

Wilson was a fifth-round pick of the Giants in 2004.


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Updated Friday, Feb 29, 2008