Shaun Wilson

Washington Redskins
Running Back #29
Washington Redskins
Running Back #29

Shaun Wilson News

Waived/injured by Tennessee

The Titans placed Wilson (undisclosed) on the waived/injured list with a non-football injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what sort of injury the 24-year-old is dealing with, but it's certainly not a good sign with training camp set to open in the coming days. Wilson has seen action in five NFL games in his career, rushing for just 29 yards on six carries. He's one of seven running backs on the roster heading into training camp so we'll be facing an uphill battle to make the roster.

Jul 26, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Inks future contract

Wilson signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday.

Analysis: Wilson joined Tennessee's practice squad late December, and he's now set to remain with the team to begin the offseason. The Duke product last saw game action with the Buccaneers in 2018, during which time he played a reserve role across five contests.

Jan 20, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Joins Titans' practice squad

Wilson was signed to Tennessee's practice squad, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson last saw NFL action in five games with the Buccaneers in 2018. He has recovered from the ankle injury that caused him to be placed on IR in the preseason.

Dec 24, 2019 10:49 AM EST

Moves to injured reserve

Wilson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Wilson went down with the ankle sprain in mid-August, but the Redskins kept him on their 53-man roster through Saturday's cut deadline, meaning he can return from injured reserve after eight games. The 23-year-old went undrafted out of Duke last season and served as a reserve running back and returner for the Buccaneers before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

Sep 2, 2019 9:39 AM EST

Could hit IR

Wilson (ankle) did not practice Tuesday and is a candidate to land on injured reserve next week, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Wilson suffered a sprained ankle during last Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals. If he is indeed placed on IR, Greg Stroman stands to see increased usage in the return game.

Aug 20, 2019 10:24 AM EST

Nursing ankle sprain

Wilson suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday's preseason game against Cincinnati, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wilson's status for Washington's next matchup is in question after exiting Thursday's game with an ankle sprain. His availability for the rest of the preseason should come into focus early next week.

Aug 15, 2019 9:46 PM EST

Ruled out with unspecified injury

Wilson has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The extent of Wilson's injury is unknown at this time, but the Redskins won't push him to play in an exhibition. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

Aug 15, 2019 7:31 PM EST

Participating in practice

Wilson (undisclosed) participated in Friday's training camp practice, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson spent last season in Tampa Bay, where he appeared in five games and played 22 offensive snaps before ultimately being waived in June. He appears to have returned to full health after being sidelined during the Buccaneers' minicamp, and will work to latch on in a depth capacity in Washington.

Jul 26, 2019 10:20 AM EST

Lands in Washington

Wilson (undisclosed) signed a contract with Washington on Thursday.

Analysis: Wilson played 22 snaps on offense and 51 snaps on special teams as an undrafted rookie with Tampa Bay in 2018 before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury in November. The Buccaneers ultimately waived Wilson after he missed June minicamp due to an undisclosed issue. He'll now work to carve out a depth role in Washington's crowded running back room.

Jul 25, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Cut by Bucs

The Buccaneers waived Wilson (undisclosed) on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wilson caught on with the Bucs as an undrafted rookie last year, playing 51 snaps on special teams and 22 on offense in five games, before a shoulder injury set him to injured reserve in November. He then was sidelined for June minicamp with an unspecified injury, missing out on key opportunity to make a good impression on Tampa's new coaching staff. The team is left with five running backs on its roster -- Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Andre Ellington, Dare Ogunbowale and undrafted rookie Bruce Anderson.

Jun 21, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Placed on IR

Wilson was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Per the report, Wilson suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Redskins. He rushed two times for seven yards in the contest, but will now likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season. The undrafted rookie out of Duke recorded six rushing attempts for 29 yards and caught three of five targets for five yards.

Nov 13, 2018 5:05 PM EST

Slight expansion of role in Week 10 loss

Wilson rushed twice for seven yards and brought in one of three targets for minus-4 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-3 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson saw his offense role increase slightly, as he logged 10 snaps from scrimmage. However, the speedy rookie still remains firmly behind Jacquizz Rodgers as the backup to Peyton Barber, and he could well revert back to inactive status on most weeks once Ronald Jones II (hamstring) is healthy enough to return to action.

Nov 12, 2018 6:43 PM EST

Sees action from scrimmage in Week 9 loss

Wilson rushed twice for seven yards and returned one kickoff for 25 yards in the Buccaneers' 42-28 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson only logged four snaps from scrimmage, but he saw action on half of them while also serving in the primary kickoff return role as expected. Wilson's active status was the byproduct of Ronald Jones II's hamstring issue, and with the unpredictable nature of soft-tissue injuries, it's certainly conceivable the former gets another opportunity to suit up in Week 10 against the Redskins.

Nov 5, 2018 9:10 AM EST

Could see action on kick returns

Wilson is a candidate to see action on kickoff returns against the Panthers in Week 9, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson is active for the first time since Week 3. The speedy rookie logged only eight snaps total on offense over the first three games of the campaign, but he contributed 97 return yards through his work on kickoffs. Despite his active status and Ronald Jones' (hamstring) absence, Wilson is unlikely to see more than a scant number of carries behind Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers.

Nov 4, 2018 8:47 AM EST

Will be active Sunday

Wilson will be active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson has been a healthy scratch for the last four games, but will return to the gameday roster with Ronald Jones (hamstring) ruled out. Wilson is unlikely to play a significant offensive role but could be involved on special teams.

Nov 2, 2018 9:27 AM EST

Inactive in Week 4

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 4 tilt against the Bears, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The reserve running back is the odd man out with 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones II enjoying active status for the first time Sunday. Wilson's absence doesn't have an appreciable impact on the team's base offense, but Jacquizz Rodgers will presumably take over Wilson's kick-return duties.

Sep 30, 2018 9:07 AM EST

Busy on special teams in Week 3 loss

Wilson brought in both of his targets for nine yards and returned five kickoffs for 68 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

Analysis: Wilson logged both of his touches from scrimmage over just three snaps, but as usual, his biggest contribution came as a returner. The speedy rookie's gameday spot seems to be secure for the time being due to his work on kickoff returns, although matters could change whenever the team decides to begin activating 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones II, a healthy scratch for all three of Tampa's contests thus far.

Sep 25, 2018 5:16 AM EST

Logs carry, kick return in Week 1

Wilson rushed once for six yards and returned one kickoff for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: The speedy rookie logged only two snaps from scrimmage, which likely was made possible due to Ronald Jones II's inactive status. Wilson is still expected to see the overwhelming amount of his touches on special teams, but as was the case Sunday, he's likely due for an occasional carry in any contest that Jones is inactive and Wilson thus serves as the No. 3 back behind Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers.

Sep 10, 2018 12:07 PM EST

Makes 53-man roster

Wilson made the Buccaneers' 53-man roster and is expected to serve as both the No. 4 running back and primary kickoff returner to open the regular season, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Duke engaged in a competitive battle with Dare Ogunbowale throughout the summer, but a productive all-around night against the Jaguars in last Thursday's preseason finale appeared to seal the deal in terms of a roster spot. Wilson carried seven times for 44 yards and added two receptions (on four targets) for 24 yards during the contest, and he'd shown up well as a kickoff returner earlier in preseason as well. Looking ahead to the regular season, Wilson's opportunities from scrimmage will likely be very limited barring injury to any of the top running back trio of Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones II and Jacquizz Rodgers.

Sep 2, 2018 1:21 PM EST

Shines as returner in third preseason game

Wilson rushed three times for 10 yards, secured his only target for 11 yards and returned five kickoffs for 133 yards in the Buccaneers' 33-30 preseason loss to the Lions on Friday.

Analysis: Wilson has been increasingly making a case for a No. 4 running back/kickoff returner role throughout the summer, and Friday's effort may have sealed the deal. The undrafted rookie's 26.6 average on kickoff returns was partly comprised of an impressive 39-yard runback. Wilson saw five return opportunities to Dare Ogunbowale's one, particularly noteworthy since the latter has been considered his principal competition for a roster spot. Charles Sims' (knee) placement on injured reserve improved Wilson's odds of sticking on the 53-man significantly, and only an unforeseen turn of events in next Thursday's preseason finale versus the Jaguars would seemingly prevent him from surviving final cuts.

Aug 26, 2018 7:50 PM EST

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