Bengals re-sign Brandon Wilson

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed safety Brandon Wilson to a one-year, $2.133 million contract.

What It Means:

Wilson made the first two starts of his career last season but those were the only two games he logged more than half of the defensive snaps. The 2017 sixth-round pick earned the highest coverage grade of his career from Pro Football Focus in the first start (80.2) and then was marked with a season-low in the second start (34.9). However, Wilson offers much more value as a kick returner. He was the only player in the NFL with at least 5 kick returns last season to average more than 30.0 yards per return.

Wilson hasn't recorded an interception or pass deflection in his professional career, but he did force a pair of fumbles last season. He graded just 107th on PFF out of 112 safeties with at least 150 defensive snaps. As a return man, Wilson led all players with a grade of 85.0.