December 18, 2017 Tampa: Buccaneers kicker Patrick Murray drops his head in dejection missing a field goal that would have tied the game as time expires while Falcons cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson starts the celebration holding on for a 24-21 victory over the Bucs in a NFL football game on Monday, December 18, 2017, in Tampa. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Wreh-Wilson, Carter move into time-share roles in the secondary 

Wreh-Wilson shared time with Isaiah Oliver at right cornerback and Carter shared time with Kemal Ishmael at strong safety.

Wreh-Wilson played 34 of the 76 defensive snaps (45%). Oliver played 45 snaps (59%).

Carter played 38 snaps (50%) and Ishmael played 38 snaps (50%).

Wreh-Wilson finished second on the team with eight tackles. Oliver had four tackles.

Ishmael had seven tackles and Carter had two tackles and one pass breakup. 

“It felt good,” Wreh-Wilson said. “It wasn’t the result we wanted. But there were some things that we did and we look at and can try to build on as we try to get this thing going in the right direction.”

Wreh-Wilson, who’s recovered from a groin injury, was happy to get some action. 

“I’m just trying to help the team,” Wreh-Wilson said. “It’s good to know that they have that trust in me and that I’m held accountable. I may not get the reps during the week, but they know on Sunday’s they can put me out there and I can get the job done.”

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