The Baltimore Ravens have acquired CB Josh Wilson, pending passing a physical, from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a conditional 2011 draft pick, executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Tuesday evening.
"Josh is someone who has started a lot of games for a young player, plus he has been a good special teams player both as a kick returner and in coverages," Newsome stated. "He adds depth to our secondary and will help us. Pending his physical, we expect Josh to be taking snaps against the Jets on opening night."
Wilson, a former University of Maryland standout, enters his fourth NFL season. The 5-9, 192-pounder was selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft (55th overall).
He has played in 40 career games (24 starts), posting 124 total tackles (111 solo), six interceptions (for 261 return yards and three touchdowns) and 23 passes defensed. Wilson has also tallied 94 kickoff returns for 2,350 yards (25.0 avg.) and one touchdown (89 yards) during his career.
Last season, he played in 12 games (all starts) for the Seahawks. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns, including a 61- and a 65-yarder.
"He's an extremely fiery and aggressive player, and I think he's very talented," added Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth, who played with Wilson for three years at Maryland. "I know his personality fits into what we're building here. Josh is a no-nonsense type of guy that fits in with this defense and what it means to be a Raven. Off the field, he is a high-integrity guy. He's a family man, who is very smart and community-minded."
The Ravens hope to have Wilson in Baltimore on Wednesday. It is not known at this time if he will make the team's trip to St. Louis for the final preseason game on Thursday.