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Jimmy Wilson hopes to have a role in Kansas City Chiefs nickel defense

I didn't put it together when he first signed but could new Kansas City Chiefs safety Jimmy Wilson be in play to cover the slot? The Chiefs are in nickel and dime often so it's an important position and something Wilson told the KC media on Wednesday suggested he could be among those competing to play in nickel.

"My first four years I was primarily a nickel cornerback," Wilson said. "I'm very comfortable with it, just getting some talk on the system, I feel comfortable with it, the base stuff that they're putting in here. Maybe in sub-down coverages, if that's how everything shakes out, I'll be able to get down there and cover the slot. And, like I said, do whatever they need me to do. I'm just trying to earn my way on the team and get respect from the guys here and the coaches and show them that they didn't waste a chance on me."

The Chiefs third cornerback position is one of the biggest holes left. Not only for depth purposes behind Marcus Peters and Phillip Gaines but also who will come down and cover the slot in subpackages.

Wilson, who said he talked to Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers, is hoping to join Tyvon Branch and Kurt Coleman as recent Chiefs safeties to revive their career.

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