Jul 24 2015, 16:43 Eastern Time
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By FRED GOODALL
AP Sports Writer
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.
The third-year pro out of North Carolina State is one of two NFL players, along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants, who suffered hand injuries in accidents involving fireworks during the holiday weekend.
Wilson entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Chicago in 2013. He spent most of last season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad, finishing with four tackles while appearing in two games on the active roster.
Wilson’s agent said when the 25-year-old is “fully healed” he hopes to resume his NFL career. By being placed on the reserve/retired list, Wilson will not count against the Bucs’ 90-man roster limit when training camp opens.