Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jimmy Wilson still considers himself a starter at nickel


In the pass-happy NFL, a fifth defensive back is a regular sight on the field.

So despite what the depth chart says, Miami Dolphins nickel back Jimmy Wilson may as well be listed as a first stringer, according to the fourth-year defender.

“I’m starting nickel,” Wilson said this week, via “I still consider myself a starter. I think the guys on this team consider me as a starter. I got that caliber of play in me.

"Any way you can help your team, it’s all about getting into the championships and making sure your team wins because everybody gets notoriety once that happens. Whatever role I can play to help our team win, I have no problem doing.”

In Dolphins safety Reshad Jones' four-game absence, Wilson started in his place. Upon Jones' return, however, Wilson started last week, too, as the Dolphins came out with a five-DB set to start the game.

Regardless of where he is on the field, he's just happy Jones is back on it with him.

It’s good to see him back out there making tackles, making plays," Wilson said. "He’s been here with me ever since I’ve been here. It feels awkward when he’s not on the field with me.”

The tandem will face the Chicago Bears Sunday.

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