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Adrian Wilson | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: North Carolina State
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Bears released SS Adrian Wilson.
The Bears didn't see enough from Wilson in two months with the team. Rookie Brock Vereen remains penciled in as Chicago's starting free safety, while Ryan Mundy will man the strong wide. Wilson's career may be over at age 34. Aug 23 - 7:00 PM

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Bears SS Adrian Wilson says he didn't tear his Achilles' last summer, but was dealing with Haglund's deformity.

Haglund's deformity is most common in women. It's a bony enlargement on the back of the heel near the Achilles' tendon that often leads to bursitis, a painful inflammation of the bursa sac. It becomes irritated when rubbing against shoes. Wilson is competing for a roster spot in a wide-open Bears safety group.
Jul 22 - 12:57 PM

Bears signed SS Adrian Wilson and TE Jeron Mastrud.

A likely future member of the Arizona Cardinals' Ring of Honor, 34-year-old Wilson will give his fading career one last shot with the safety-needy Bears, who used Ryan Mundy and fourth-round pick Brock Vereen as starters during minicamp. Wilson is a strict in-the-box safety, and missed all of 2013 with a torn Achilles' tendon. Mastrud, formerly of the Raiders, is a blocking tight end.
Jun 23 - 4:07 PM

Patriots released SS Adrian Wilson.

New England's signing of Pat Chung made Wilson expendable. Now 34 years old, Wilson never played a snap for the Patriots in 2013 after signing a three-year, $5 million deal last March. He tore his Achilles' tendon in the preseason finale. Achilles' tears are career threatening even for young players, and this one could easily end Wilson's career. Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All Pro. Though probably not a Hall of Famer, Wilson will eventually be a member of the Arizona Cardinals' Ring of Honor. He hopes to keep playing.
Apr 4 - 2:42 PM

Patriots SS Adrian Wilson (Achilles') is expected to be ready for OTAs.

Wilson tore his Achilles' last preseason and spent the year on I.R. It's no lock that he'll actually fully recover as a 34-year-old. Wilson also may not be long for New England. The Patriots can save $1.2 million against the cap by releasing him.
Feb 18 - 3:28 PM

Patriots S Adrian Wilson (Achilles' surgery) suggested that he doesn't expect to be back in New England in 2014.

Wilson signed a three-year deal with the Patriots back in March, but missed the entire season on injured reserve. Even if he manages to get healthy, Wilson could struggle to draw interest from teams as a rotational safety. New England can save $1.2 million in cap space by releasing Wilson.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 1 - 2:54 PM

Patriots S Adrian Wilson (injured reserve) tweeted that he underwent Achilles' surgery.

Wilson was placed on injured reserve before the season started, but the team had made no announcement to what the injury was. We're not sure if Wilson tore his Achilles' or not, but he just recently began running on Thursday. He signed a three-year deal with the Patriots in March. At 34 years old, Wilson is a candidate to be released in the offseason. His career may be over.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Patriots placed S Adrian Wilson on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, ending his season.

The Patriots didn't announce what Wilson "injured." He played into the second half of Thursday's preseason finale. It's possible the Pats are just paying Wilson a veteran courtesy by letting him get paid instead of releasing him. Wilson was signed to be a hard-hitter and veteran leader in New England's safety corps, but looked greatly diminished in camp. Going on 34, it's possible the longtime Arizona Cardinal has played his final down of meaningful football.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 06:19:00 PM

The Boston Globe believes Patriots S Adrian Wilson is on the roster bubble.

Beat writer Ben Volin calls Wilson's play "reminiscent of John Lynch" in 2008. Lynch was signed to be a hard-hitter and locker-room leader, but couldn't survive final cuts. Wilson is running behind Steve Gregory opposite Devin McCourty.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Adrian Wilson will open training camp as the Patriots' starting strong safety.

Wilson was reduced to a part-time role with Arizona in 2012, but will get the majority of playing time as an in-the-box safety in the Patriots' base defense. Going on age 34, Wilson will likely be replaced in passing situations by the winner of a nickel safety battle between Steve Gregory and Tavon Wilson.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 08:24:00 AM

Patriots agreed to terms with SS Adrian Wilson, formerly of the Cardinals, on a three-year contract.

Wilson was one of many veterans the Patriots hosted for a Friday visit. After grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 safety in 2011, Wilson fell all the way to No. 59 in 2012 while being benched from Arizona's nickel defense midway through the season. 33-year-old Wilson is an in-the-box safety who will likely play early downs before being replaced by some combination of Steve Gregory and Tavon Wilson in passing situations. Wilson will probably be hailed as Bill Belichick's "next Rodney Harrison," but it's highly, highly unlikely he'll have 50 percent of that kind of impact.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Free agent SS Adrian Wilson will visit the Patriots.

It's Wilson's first known visit since being released by the Cardinals six days ago, and the 30-plus-year-old free agent safeties aren't getting much play, yet. 33-year-old Wilson's play fell off last season as he was demoted out of the nickel defense, but he can still be a solid presence as an in-the-box safety.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Free agent SS Adrian Wilson plans to play at least one more season.

Wilson, going on age 34, hopes to land with a West Coast team who'll likely be in playoff contention. Very limited at this stage of his career, box-safety Wilson could perhaps intrigue a club like Denver or San Diego if he's willing to play for near the league minimum. Wilson is a two-down strong safety.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Cardinals released SS Adrian Wilson.

The move saves $3 million in salary cap room. Wilson said in December that he didn't expect to be back for a 13th year in the desert, and he was right. The 2001 third-round pick is just one year removed from an elite campaign, but saw his play slip in 2012. Wilson was demoted out of nickel packages in November. With the safety market loaded with experienced talent, Wilson may have to wait a while for a new deal. He's going on age 34.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson doesn't expect to be back in Arizona next season.

The 33-year-old safety is signed through 2015, but was demoted out of nickel packages in November. "It hurts," Wilson said. "It hurts. They can give you 1,000 reasons why that is, but I know I can still play football. It's tough right now." Wilson says the decreased snaps have made him "ponder about my future." If the disintegrating Cardinals decide to clean house this offseason, Wilson will almost certainly be let go.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:12:00 PM

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15Ryan Lindley
16Jordan Rodgers
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18Jeff Mathews
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20Ryan Katz
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22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
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26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Chase Rettig
34Tommy Rees
35Brock Jensen
36Trent Edwards
37Pat White
38Dennis Dixon
39John Parker Wilson
40Jerrod Johnson
41Adam Weber
42Nate Enderle
43Nick Stephens
44Alex Tanney
45Collin Klein
46Rusty Smith
47Keith Price
48Kory Faulkner
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5Ryan Torain
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8Jamie Harper
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10Terrance Ganaway
11Edwin Baker
12Alvester Alexander
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15Zach Brown
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22Darren Evans
23Delone Carter
24Anthony Allen
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
28Phillip Tanner
29Tim Flanders
30Terrance Cobb
31Demitrius Bronson
32Jordan Roberts
33Orwin Smith
34Armond Smith
35Cierre Wood
36Stefphon Jefferson
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38Deonte Williams
39Bradley Randle
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5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
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10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Dorson Boyce
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Roosevelt Nix
16James Baker
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
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20J.C. Copeland
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22Kadeem Jones
23Chad Abram
24Alex Debniak
25Ryan Roberson
26Jonathan Amosa
27Rupert Bryan
28Cameron White
29Ryan D'Imperio
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31Jon Hoese
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34Jourdan Brooks
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10Juron Criner
11Greg Childs
12Kevin Hardy
13Lamont Bryant
14Ben Obomanu
15Richard Goodman
16Devery Henderson
17Matt Willis
18Lavelle Hawkins
19Brett Swain
20Chaz Schilens
21Tiquan Underwood
22Charly Martin
23Jeremy Kelley
24Sederrick Cunningham
25Marcus Jackson
26Kamar Jorden
27Nicholas Johnson
28Jordan White
29Chris Summers
30Chandler Jones
31Robby Toma
32Carlin Isles
33Jonathan Krause
34Roy Roundtree
35Skye Dawson
36Johnathan Haggerty
37Zach Rogers
38Emmanuel Arceneaux
39Cole McKenzie
40Jamal Miles
41Rashad Evans
42Jon Baldwin
43Sam McGuffie
44Tyrone Goard
45Terrell Sinkfield
46Jheranie Boyd
47Eric Rogers
48Rashaad Carter
49Erik Highsmith
50Chip Reeves
51Kevin Smith
52Quintin Payton
53Wilson Van Hooser
54C.J. Goodwin
55Demetrius Fields
56Scott Pillar
57Mike Davis
58Cody Hoffman
59Kadron Boone
60LaQuan Williams
61Diondre Borel
62Bert Reed
63Brandon Carswell
64Joseph Anderson
65T.J. Moe
66Jasper Collins
67Julius Pruitt
68Mardy Gilyard
69Chastin West
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5Earl Bennett
6Steve Breaston
7Jordan Shipley
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9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Donald Jones
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12Kealoha Pilares
13Raymond Radway
14Eric Page
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17Darius Hanks
18Aaron Mellette
19Robert Gill
20David Douglas
21Alec Lemon
22Lamaar Thomas
23Brandon Collins
24Tray Session
25Dominique Croom
26Eric Thomas
27Martel Moore
28Nicholas Edwards
29Greg Hardin
30Chris Harper
31Michael Jenkins
32Jeff Fuller
33Armon Binns
34Tommy Streeter
35Isaiah Williams
36Tim Toone
37Duke Calhoun
38Jarett Dillard
39David Reed
40David Ball
41Devin Aromashodu
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45Deon Butler
46Roberto Wallace
47Bobby Sewall
48Ronald Johnson
49Tori Gurley
50Joe Adams
51Devon Wylie
52Marvin McNutt
53Patrick Crayton
54Micah Hatfield
55Perez Ashford
56Rodrick Rumble
57Tony Washington
58Jaz Reynolds
59Alex Neutz
60Kelsey Pope
61Anthony McClung
62Jordan Harris
63Jason Thompson
64Omarius Hines
65Gerrard Sheppard
66Rashad Ross
67Andy Cruse
68Anthony Amos
69R.J. Webb
70Andrew Helmick
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72Chris Boyd
73Andrew DePaola
74James Shaw
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
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79Taveon Rogers
80Ryan Spadola
81Jerry Johnson
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55David Wright
56Tim Biere
57Ryan Otten
58Jamie McCoy
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61Alex Silvestro
62Brett Brackett
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