Steelers Sign LB Kion Wilson To A Reserve/Future Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers made another offseason signing on Friday as linebacker Kion Wilson was signed to a reserve/future contract, according to a source.

Wilson was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 drat after playing his college ball at the University of South Florida.

Wilson was released by the Chargers prior to the start of the 2010 season and spent the first three games on their practice squad before being promoted to the their 53 man roster in week 4. He played in three games for the Chargers before being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Wilson was back in training camp with the Chargers in 2011 but released prior to the start of the 2011 season. He was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers and eventual promoted to their 53 man roster for five games.

Wilson was with the Panthers in training camp this past season but released prior to the start of the season.

Wilson has 6 total tackles to his credit since coming into the league and has forced 1 fumble.

At the 2010 NFL combine Wilson measured in at just over 6 feet tall and weighed 239 pounds. He did 27 reps on the bench and ran an unofficial 40 yard dash time of 4.87.

Watch highlights here of Wilson competing at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.

  • steeltown

    This guy was a tackling machine in college.. had some very good games and was pretty productive, alot of double digit tackle games. I wonder what his issue making a Pro Team has been.. maybe the mental aspect of the game?

  • Tim Culligan

    possibly his size or quickness depending on what linebacker position he played? not sure, some players just never fully develop as we see with our own guys. I’m hesitant to ever blame anything on the mental aspect when you don’t know the player personally or unless theres a good reason to think so.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Wow over 6’6″ tall if thats true, is pretty tall for a linebacker. Couldnt make it in 2 years so doubt he makes it to beginning of regular season. Just like previous years futures signings Myron Rolle etc they tend to look imposing but not have the instincts needed to tackle in the pros.

  • steeltown

    He’s 6’0… must be a typo

  • A 40 time of 4.87 is slow for a ILB, or any LB for that matter. Plus, if he still only weighs 239lbs, that’s not gonna cut it. This guy will probably get released before the draft.