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Adrian Wilson

Adrian Wilson - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 10/12/1979
Birthplace High Point, NC
College North Carolina State
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 3rd round, 2nd pick by Cardinals

Belichick: Patriots still have work to do

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Spygate, how explosive his offense will have to be to win on Sunday, and Rob Gronkowski in his Thursday morning press conference.

Brady 'best' at executing QB sneak

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The quarterback sneak is not as simple as you'd think, and the Patriots' Tom Brady is one of the best in the business at executing it.

Giant express set to derail

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The world loves the Giants to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, but Tom Danyluk says it will be the Payback Bowl.

Report: Gronkowski expected to play

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who's battling a high-ankle sprain, is expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI save for a "setback," ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning.

Giants' Pierre-Paul just scratching surface

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul might not realize just how good he is, but everyone else is finding out.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
The Giants' corners will need to be physical against the Patriots' receivers like they were in Week Nine to throw off the Pats' passing game.

Mankins glad he's still a Patriot

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
After a bitter contract holdout in 2010, OG Logan Mankins is once again a key element of the Patriots' offense, along with two other O-linemen who nearly weren't on the roster, either.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski was the only player to completely miss the Patriots' practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to the official pool report.

Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of noteworthy stories emanating from Indianapolis on Wednesday of Super Bowl week.

Wednesday injury report for Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Once dismissed, Patriots' defenders making statement

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
A sizable number of important Patriots defenders were released by other teams before finding success in New England.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
OT Matt Light has returned to practice for the Patriots, but TE Rob Gronkowski remains out with a high left ankle sprain.

Coordinators hold power to script opening plays

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Kevin Gilbride and Bill O'Brien will map out in advance how their teams' opening plays should go, but it doesn't always go according to plan.

Jack-of-all-trades Edelman invaluable to Patriots

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Julian Edelman has done a little bit of everything to help the Patriots on their way to Super Bowl XLVI.

Belichick: Gronkowski day-to-day

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Rob Gronkowski, the roster overhaul in New England and the Pro Bowl, among other things, in his Wednesday press conference.


Posted March 16, 2013
The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson. The team made the announcements on Saturday.||||||| Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back, eight, and is the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.
Posted March 08, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have released Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowl strong safety. Wilson, who had been the longest-tenured player on the team, took a pay cut to stay with the Cardinals before last season, but knew as it was winding down that it would be his final one in the desert.||||||| Wilson played 12 seasons with the Cardinals and is one of six NFL players with 25 interceptions and 25 sacks. A Pro Bowler in 2006 and 2008-11, he has 27 interceptions and 25 1/2 sacks, including eight in 2005, which were the most ever by a defensive back. Wilson played 181 games with Arizona, fifth-most in team history, and was a team captain five times, including last season.
Posted July 24, 2012
The Arizona Cardinals have signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Wilson to a contract extension that runs through the 2015 season. The deal was reached Tuesday as the team reported to its training camp in Flagstaff.||||||| The 32-year-old Wilson had two years remaining on his contract. The new agreement reworks that deal and could pave the way for him to retire as a Cardinal. Terms were not disclosed. No one else on the Arizona roster has been with the team as long as Wilson, a four-time team captain who was a third-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2001.
Posted Aug. 23, 2011
Wilson went through a limited practice on Tuesday, his first workout since he was sidelined with a torn right biceps tendon on Aug. 6.||||||| Wilson was limited mostly to footwork exercises but took part in a goal-line pass defense drill and said he did not try to avoid any arm work during the practice. Wilson, a four-time Pro Bowler who has played all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Cardinals, chose to rehab the injury rather than consider surgery. He was injured trying to tackle Beanie Wells in practice.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Wilson has a torn right biceps tendon and will try to rehabilitate the injury to avoid surgery that would sideline him for a longer period. Coach Ken Whisenhunt would give no timetable for Wilson's return other than to say expects the four-time Pro Bowler to play this season.||||||| Wilson didn't talk to reporters after Monday morning's practice but reportedly has told people he believes he will be ready for the team's Sept. 11 opener against Carolina. The 31-year-old Wilson, who has played all 10 of his NFL seasons with Arizona, was injured in Saturday's scrimmage while attempting to tackle running back Beanie Wells.