Saints re-sign Kyle Wilson to one-year deal _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Carolina wide receiver Ted Ginn beats Saints defensive back Kyle Wilson for a touchdown during the fourth quarter Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed cornerback Kyle Wilson to a one-year deal that includes an $80,000 signing bonus, The Advocate confirmed Monday.

New Orleans finished the deal with Wilson last week.

Wilson, who was brought in last season late in the free agency process, ended up being a key member of the cornerback position due to injuries.

The veteran cornerback played 505 snaps on defense, or 47.4 percent of the defense’s snaps, making 27 tackles and intercepting one pass.

A capable player in zone coverage who operated out of the slot often, Wilson also proved himself capable of playing free safety, a spot where he backed up Jairus Byrd briefly as the Saints’ starter returned from injury.

Bringing back Wilson gives the Saints options at a cornerback position that already has Delvin Breaux, Keenan Lewis, Damian Swann, P.J. Williams and Brian Dixon under contract for 2016.