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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

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The most important battle for the Patriots to win on Sunday is stopping Ravens RB Ray Rice.

2011 All-AFC team

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Seven Patriots, including QB Tom Brady, and five Ravens were named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-AFC team.

The First Fifteen: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm looks ahead to the AFC and NFC championship games and considers the fallout for the losers in the divisional playoff round.

Divisional weekend sets ratings records

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers, Giants, Ravens and Patriots all advanced last weekend in the NFL playoffs, and a record-setting number of Americans saw them do it.

Bears interview Patriots' Licht for GM

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht interviewed for the Bears' general manager job Monday.

Confident Patriots peaking at the right time

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots picked the right time to turn in their best performance of the season and have plenty of confidence heading into the AFC championship game.

Ravens' AFC title hopes don't rest solely on Flacco's shoulders

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
QB Joe Flacco's play is only one piece of the puzzle as the Ravens try to take down the Patriots, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Patriots stock report: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Tom Brady and the offense were unstoppable against Denver, but the run defense's performance might have been just as impressive.

Shorts and Shells: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 12:26 a.m. ET
A few of the game's better tight ends, including the 49ers' Vernon Davis, shined in the divisional round of the playoffs, and the pressure will be on Joe Flacco to get Baltimore to the Super Bowl.

Patriots players of the week: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 15, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Tom Brady and the Patriots' front seven were tremendous in New England's big playoff win over the Broncos.

Patriots rout Broncos 45-10

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw six TD passes, five in the first half, and put New England into the AFC title game after roughing up Tim Tebow and the Broncos 45-10 Saturday night.

Decker, Vollmer among inactives

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Patriots have announced their inactives for Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff game.

Patriots-Broncos prediction

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
As in Week 15, the Patriots have too many offensive weapons for the Broncos to keep up, and PFW's Kevin Fishbain predicts the Pats will move on.

Broncos LS Paxton out for divisional-round game

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Broncos LS Lonie Paxton will miss Saturday night's playoff game against the Patriots. He has been dealing with a family issue.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The Broncos had a wealth of success running the ball against the Patriots early in Week 15, making it another key matchup for Saturday's playoff 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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