Tavon Wilson

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 212
College: Illinois
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Draft: 2012 2nd round (16th pick) by the
  • 4 NFL teams that won't make the playoffs again in 2017
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    4 NFL teams that won't make the playoffs again in 2017

    For an eleventh consecutive NFL season, at least four playoff teams from the prior season failed to make it back to the postseason. The Redskins, Vikings, Panthers and Bengals all missed out in 2016 after making it in 2015. Given the parity in the league these days, we can expect that trend to continue next season. But which four playoff teams will fail to make it back? Let’s take a look at some of the team that will have a hard time making it back, starting with the most likely to prove us wrong. 1. New York Giants This is really just a bet on Eli Manning’s future. If he improves on a down 2016 season, the Giants not only easily make the playoffs in 2017, but they’re also a legit Super Bowl

  • Lions DE takes Wall Street gig while living on 15 percent of NFL salary

    Lions DE takes Wall Street gig while living on 15 percent of NFL salary

    Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Follow on Twitter Brandon Copeland was up late in Baltimore, staring at his screens in the makeshift basement office in his mother’s home. He read everything he could, notes scribbled to create the presentations he needed to make. The hours stretched into the early morning, sometimes as late as 2 a.m. His team, though, was counting on him. The work, which he has completed remotely in Maryland, Michigan and at his permanent home in New Jersey, is not labor intensive, although it can strain the eyes. The work has purpose. The data

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    Brad Kaaya could be the Detroit Lions’ future

    Among the many misfires the Detroit Lions have had over the years, Matthew Stafford isn’t one of them. The All-Pro has transformed into Detroit’s franchise quarterback on his way to becoming one of the best gunslingers in the NFL. Stafford is signed to a large contract and won’t be giving up his starting spot anytime soon, with good reason. Despite having backup quarterback Jake Rudock on the roster, the Lions made an interesting move by drafting Brad Kaaya in 2017’s draft. The Miami quarterback was selected in the sixth round in hopes of competing for the backup job. There is a good chance the Lions weren’t thinking about drafting a quarterback going into this draft, but to see a player like