San Diego Chargers release safety Jimmy Wilson

SAN DIEGO -- Continuing a late-season purge of this year’s roster, the San Diego Chargers announced the team released safety Jimmy Wilson on Tuesday.

Wilson played in 13 games this season with six starts. He played in 461 defensive snaps for the Chargers, finishing with 44 combined tackles, a sack and two pass breakups.

However, Wilson had seen his playing time dwindle of late. He played in just 12 defensive snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

Wilson signed a two-year, $4.25 million in the offseason to compete for the starting strong safety job with Jahleel Addae.

But Addae won the job, and Wilson was used mostly in a reserve role as a fifth or sixth defensive back in obvious passing situations.

Wilson is a San Diego native who played at Point Loma High School. Selected in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by the Miami Dolphins out of Montana, Wilson spent his first four seasons in Miami.

However, Wilson will not have the chance to plays against his former team with the Dolphins traveling to Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday after his release from the Chargers this week.