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25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon: No. 21 Martez Wilson will showcase one reason a day to get excited about the start of the 2013 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. Reason No. 21 – DE Martez Wilson


Martez Wilson has evolved into a significant contributor both on defense and special teams as he appeared in all 16 games in his second season, posting 18 tackles (12 solo), three sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 13 special teams stops and a blocked punt.

Wilson's most memorable play last season came in week five against the San Diego Chargers. With the Saints leading 31-24, 19 seconds left in the game and the Chargers inside the Saints' 40-yard line, Wilson sacked Philip Rivers, forced him to fumble and recovered it to solidify the Saints' first win of the season.

After two years of showcasing his play-making ability, Wilson is poised to compete for a significant role in the new 3-4 defensive scheme under first-year Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan.

Wilson on Wilson (May 17, 2013 to | The Times-Picayune)

"I feel like I have improved a lot as a professional overall, as far as eating right, as far as being on time, as far as being respected beyond the locker room and being a good teammate. My work ethic has improved. Overall I am able to learn the defense and evolve around the other players as well."

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