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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 release DBs Moore, Ventrone

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and S Ross Ventrone, the team announced on Monday. There have not been any corresponding moves made.

Cowboys show blueprint to slow Brady, but not beat him

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
It took Tom Brady 57 minutes, but he found out what it took to beat Rob Ryan's defense when it mattered most.

Patriots stock report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
ILB Brandon Spikes and DE Andre Carter were a big part of the Patriots' defensive effort in Sunday's win.

Shorts and Shells: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:20 a.m. ET
In this week's edition, Jim Harbaugh and the Niners get physical; the Raiders and Cowboys make shaky calls; a marvelous streak remains intact; and plenty more.

Brady rallies Patriots past Cowboys

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Tom Brady got the offense going just in time to lead the Patriots to the winning touchdown in the final minute of a 20-16 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Patriots-Cowboys prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It's another test for the Patriots' passing defense on Sunday, but PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain thinks Tom Brady will again be too much for his opponent.

Patriots remain hopeful Cunningham can contribute

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Patriots DE Jermaine Cunningham has rarely seen time on defense, but Bill Belichick believes he will start contributing soon, and the pass rush could use his help.

Patriots promote DB Moore, release DT Harrison

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed DB Sterling Moore from their practice squad and cut DT Marcus Harrison on Saturday. The Pats had signed Harrison on Friday.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' worst game last season came against the Browns and Rob Ryan. He faces another Ryan defense Sunday when the Pats host the Cowboys.

Patriots sign DT Harrison, cut DB Adams

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed DT Marcus Harrison and cut DB Phillip Adams, the team announced Friday.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick gave tremendous praise to Cowboys TE Jason Witten, so can his secondary stop the Pro Bowler?

Patriots fantasy report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Can Tom Brady get back on track? Will BenJarvus Green-Ellis be a force again this week? Is Deion Branch back to form? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," Patriots color commentator and former WR Gino Cappelletti talked to PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Patriots WR Wes Welker and the secondary.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pass defense will get a big test in Week Six against Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

Patriots place DL Wright on I.R.

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed DL Mike Wright on injured reserve (concussion) and re-signed DB Phillip Adams to the 53-man roster.


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.