February 13, 2013 - 1:45 PM
By Tim Graham
George Wilson laughed at the idea that as Valentine's Day approaches, he's being courted for the first time in his career.
On Monday, the Buffalo Bills released Wilson, a defensive captain
who started every game last season at strong safety. He led the Bills with 73
solo tackles, was second with 98 total tackles and had five pass breakups.
CBS Sports reporter Jason La Caonfora tweeted today that Wilson already has meetings
scheduled with the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions with more teams possibly
Wilson told WGRZ Channel 2 sports anchor Adam Benigni that
the Bills' decision was expected because they want 2011 fourth-round draft
choice Da'Norris Searcy to play.
"When I took my contract in Buffalo after Donte Whitner
left, how those negotiations went, I kind of knew that I was just a Band-Aid to
over up the wound for a moment, not for an extended period of time,"
Wilson told Benigni. "Even though I had every desire to finish my career
as a Bill, I understand the business side of it."
Wilson, an undrafted wide receiver who was converted to defense, lamented missed opportunities.
He dropped what should have been an interception two plays
before Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a fourth-down touchdown pass
with 63 seconds left to beat the Bills in Week Seven.
On the St. Louis Rams' game-winning drive inside the
two-minute warning of Week 14, Wilson
missed two chances to intercept Sam Bradford.
"I only have control over what I do when I'm out there
on the field," Wilson
said. "I had those opportunities. I didn't make those plays. And I'm a
former Bill now.
"But I'm not going to focus on that particular part of my
experience in Buffalo.
I've had too many good years and have came across too many great people to just
focus on my last season there. I just look at it overall as a great ride."