Former Bronco Linebacker Al Wilson is in Discussion of a Comeback with the Lions

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The former Bronco linebacker was in Detroit today and discussions are under way (at least preliminarily) for him to join the Lions. He last played in the 2006 season before he sustained a neck injury that forced him to sit out the 2007 season.


The Broncos cut him due to salary cap reasons and his injury. The Lions were interested in adding Wilson last season, but obviously a deal did not happen. Wilson was the Broncos' first-round pick in the 1999 draft out of Tennessee.


Wilson was the heart and soul of the Broncos locker room and possesses the Marinelli attitude and work ethic. In 1996 he had 102 tackles and was the defensive captain. He has been cleared to return to football medically.