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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 LB Spikes in spotlight again

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
Brandon Spikes' return is key for the Patriots' playoff run and for his own development after he missed eight games this season.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti talked with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Saturday's playoff game vs. Denver.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots will look to replicate their success in pressuring Tim Tebow, which helped them top Denver in Week 15.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Broncos held Rob Gronkowski in check in Week 15, but couldn't slow Aaron Hernandez. It will be another key matchup to watch on Saturday.

They said it: Patriots divisional-round edition

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Here are the highlights of what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, QB Tom Brady, DT Vince Wilfork and CB Devin McCourty said to the media Tuesday.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tackles get their second look in less than a month at the Broncos' pass-rushing duo of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

Valuing versatility: Patriots get the most out of their players

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In New England, playing one position is not enough. Versatile players such as Julian Edelman, Matt Slater and Devin McCourty contribute at more than one spot.

The First Fifteen: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the best two days of football of the NFL season — the top four seeds are back in action — plus all the other developing stories around the league this week.

Tight ends key factor in NFL success

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
A look at the 2011 NFL standings provides a clue that field-stretching tight ends have become a key ingredient in building a winning team.

Shorts and Shells: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Tim Tebow provided an exciting finish to wild-card weekend, and his Broncos face a familiar coach next week: new Patriots offensive assistant Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels officially rejoins Patriots' staff

Posted Jan. 08, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Shortly after his former team, the Broncos, won their playoff game, Josh McDaniels was officially named an offensive assistant for the Patriots.

Penn State hires Patriots' O'Brien to succeed Paterno

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was officially named the new head coach at Penn State on Saturday, replacing coaching legend Joe Paterno.

Report: McDaniels to return to Patriots

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
The Patriots will reportedly hire Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant for the remainder of the playoffs, and he will likely be the team's offensive coordinator in 2012.

Patriots DT Love helping Wilfork clog the middle

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
An integral part of this year's Patriots defense, dubbed a "no-name" unit by many, has been DT Kyle Love.

Patriots name OT Cannon winner of Courage Award

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
The Patriots selected rookie OT Marcus Cannon as the recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.

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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