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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

Reports: Patriots OLT Light expected to practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Patriots OLT Matt Light, who has been ill early in Super Bowl week, is expected to practice Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
The Giants' receivers should have an edge over the Patriots' cornerbacks in Super Bowl XLVI.

A different view of Belichick

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Most fans know Bill Belichick from the noncommittal, bland persona he exhibits at news conferences, but PFW's Hub Arkush says there's much more to the Patriots' head coach.

Tuesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
A roundup of some of Tuesday's top Super Bowl stories from Indianapolis.

Big-game Branch does lots of different things for Patriots

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Deion Branch was fourth on the team in receptions in 2011, but teammates and coaches expect the former Super Bowl MVP to shine on Sunday.

Evans rips Holmgren, praises Belichick for building teams

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Heath Evans has taken a cue from Bill Belichick — and learned how not to do it from Mike Holmgren — on the right way to build an NFL team.

New team, new role, same Izzo

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Larry Izzo has gone from Patriots captain to Giants assistant special-teams coach, but he still brings the same mentality to the game. 

Webster: Giants will disrupt Patriots receivers' timing

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
With two of the lower-rated pass defenses facing top-five passing offenses in Super Bowl XLVI, reigning in the Patriots' receivers will be difficult, says Giants CB Corey Webster.

Walking boot off, but 'Gronk' sheds little light on status

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski appeared at media day on Tuesday without the walking boot he had been wearing since suffering the injury.

Patriots look to get OT Light and TE Gronkowski better

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Patriots OT Matt Light is sick, and TE Rob Gronkowski is still day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.

The First Fifteen: Super Bowl edition

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday? We get you ready for the week with the top 15 story lines leading up to the biggest day of nacho consumption in our great country.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Trying to stop DT Vince Wilfork will be a tall but important task for the Giants' offensive line Sunday.

Regular-season champs have been playoff chumps

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Despite leading his team to a 15-1 record and being named league MVP, Aaron Rodgers wasn't able to lift the Packers past their first playoff foe.

'Gronk' doesn't practice; Vollmer a 'possibility' for Sunday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday and OT Sebastian Vollmer is a "possibility" to play Sunday, in our SB notebook.

Super Bowl XLVI game preview

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
In a replay of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots will seek revenge for a 17-14 loss in that game, as we examine the matchups and the five keys to the game.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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