FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with safety J.J. Wilcox on a one-year contract.
Wilcox, 28, played for both the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets in 2018. His most notable run came with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. During his four seasons in Dallas, Wilcox started 38 games as a safety and recorded 212 tackles, 15 pass defenses, five interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
Wilcox has started just one game over the past two seasons, but he is another notable depth addition at safety for the Falcons. Atlanta recently signed free agent safeties Chris Cooper and Afolabi Laguda, adding them to a safety group that also includes Ricardo Allen, Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee and Sharrod Neasman, among others. Now add Wilcox to the mix, and it’s clear safety will be a position to watch this preseason.