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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

Bledsoe voted into Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Former NFL QB Drew Bledsoe has been voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame, the team announced on Monday.

RB Ridley, the Patriots' forgotten pick, ready to contribute

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots used the 73rd overall pick to take RB Stevan Ridley, their second back selected in the draft. Ridley's name was lost in the shuffle when QB Ryan Mallett was chosen next at No. 74.

Patriots No. 9 pick scouting report: DB Malcolm Williams, TCU

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots spent their final pick of the 2011 draft on another defensive back, Malcolm Williams, who admitted he was surprised to get the call.

Patriots place focus on long term

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
One year after drafting a class that contributed right away, Bill Belichick went with purely developmental prospects in 2011.

Patriots comfortable with pass rushers on roster

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
It was pretty much a consensus that a pass-rushing defensive end or outside linebacker would be high on the Patriots' priority list heading into the draft, but clearly, Bill Belichick didn't view it that way.

Patriots No. 8 pick scouting report: OLB Markell Carter, Central Arkansas

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
It took until their eighth pick, and the 29th pick of the sixth round before the Patriots addressed their need for an edge rusher by drafting Markell Carter out of Central Arkansas.

Patriots No. 7 pick scouting report: TE Lee Smith, Marshall

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots drafted another player who will develop and likely not see the field much in 2011, Marshall TE Lee Smith.

Patriots No. 6 pick scouting report: OT Marcus Cannon, TCU

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots made another value pick by drafting Marcus Cannon in the fifth round, a player who was once projected to go late in the first round.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: QB Ryan Mallett

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
One of the most surprising picks of the draft was QB Ryan Mallett heading to New England, and he won't have any fantasy value for a couple years.

Fantasy outlook: RB Stevan Ridley

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:37 p.m. ET
Similarly to Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley could get some touches in Bill Belichick's rotating backfield, but he will be hard-pressed to get fantasy points.

Fantasy outlook: RB Shane Vereen

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
California's Shane Vereen gets the first shot to be a member of Bill Belichick's split backfield in New England, which automatically diminishes his fantasy value.

A stunning pick, but Mallett makes a ton of sense for Patriots

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 10 p.m. ET
Ryan Mallett's slide through the draft ended with the Patriots, and Bill Belichick may have completed another Draft Day steal.

Patriots make third trade; get Raiders' '12 second-round pick

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
The Patriots made their third trade of the 2011 NFL draft, trading their third- and fourth-round picks this year for the Raiders' 2012 second-round pick.

Patriots No. 5 pick scouting report: QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots made maybe the draft's biggest surprise by taking Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett with the 74th overall pick.

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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