49ers sign ex-Lions safety Tavon Wilson

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Former Lions safety Tavon Wilson is on the move again. The veteran safety signed with the San Francisco 49ers, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Wilson played for the Lions from 2016-2019 and was a primary starter at strong safety in his four years in Detroit. He spent the 2020 season with the Indianapolis Colts, where he signed as a free agent last offseason.

The Lions replaced Wilson in 2020 with Duron Harmon, another ex-New England Patriot player, and the decline in performance — particularly in run defense — from Wilson to Harmon was readily evident.

Detroit currently has Tracy Walker, Will Harris, Godwin Igwebuike and C.J. Moore on the roster at safety.