NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Wilson is "stepping away" from the Bucs, according to his agent, Joel Turner. A source close to Wilson said it's doubtful he'll be able to return to football.
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they had placed Wilson on the reserve/retired list. If he's able to pass a physical in the future, Tampa Bay will have the option of activating him, per Rapoport. His contract, which has one year left, will toll.
Wilson's father, Curtis Sr., told Charlotte, North Carolina, television station WBTV (via the Lincoln Times News) that his son lost the index and middle fingers on one hand when a canister that contained fireworks exploded while he was holding it. Wilson underwent multiple surgeries after the accident.