Eric Wilson, LB, Vikings
We mentioned Wilson in last week’s Free Agent Focus, after the season-ending injury to LB Anthony Barr. He didn’t do much in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings (4 solo tackles, 1 for loss). But Wilson entered the starting lineup, as expected, and he wore the green dot on his helmet. That makes Wilson the play-caller in the huddle and increases the likelihood he’ll stay on the field full time. Wilson has been a tackle producer in the past and gets a fine LB matchup with Houston in Week 4 to jumpstart his scoring.
Kyzir White, LB, Chargers
I was wary of White suddenly playing full time in Week 2 for a Chargers defense that shuffled LBs maddeningly last season. But White played the same role in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, racking up a team-high 11 tackles (8 solo, 1 for loss).
We’ll certainly keep watching to make sure this continues, but there’s room for White and Kenneth Murray to both play full time for the Chargers.