Jimmy Wilkerson agrees to terms with Bucs
Kansas City Star
March 01, 2008
The Chiefs lost yet another veteran player on Saturday, but this time it wasn't by their own choosing.
Reserve defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson agreed to terms of a two-year contract with Tampa Bay. The Chiefs had hoped to re-sign Wilkerson, who can play all of their line positions.
Wilkerson said Tampa Bay's contract offer was similar to that of the Chiefs but the Bucs promised something the Chiefs couldn't: that he would be able to compete for a starting job.
'I gave a lot of thought to coming back to the Chiefs,' he said. 'But I really felt the Chiefs wouldn't miss me. They drafted two defensive linemen last year (Turk McBride and Tank Tyler) and they're going to be good players, so it's going to be hard for me to get a lot of playing time.'
Wilkerson, the Chiefs' sixth-round draft pick in 2003, played five seasons in Kansas City. He started a total of five games.
Is it just me or was Jimmy a pretty solid backup for us. I think we should've kept this guy. Good job Carl.