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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

Cardinals part ways with SS Wilson

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released SS Adrian Wilson on Friday. The 33-year old has played in 181 games for the Cardinals in 12 seasons. 

Cardinals past point of no return?

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Cardinals appear to be limping toward the finish line to complete a dismal season that was once filled with promise.

Key matchup: Cardinals secondary vs. Rams receivers

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Today’s Key matchup focuses on the Cardinals' secondary vs. the Rams' receivers in this week’s Thursday-night game in St. Louis.

Wilson cuts Cardinals huge slack with new deal

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Team insiders agree that Cardinals veteran SS Adrian Wilson really put his money where his mouth is when he agreed to take what amounts to a $10 million paycut.

Cardinals extend S Wilson through 2015

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Cardinals signed S Adrian Wilson to a contract extension through 2015, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Cardinals SS Wilson has game back together

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
In the past six weeks or so, SS Adrian Wilson appears to have regained his Pro Bowl-caliber form after having a hard time initially adapting to defensive coordinator Ray Horton's revamped scheme.

Cardinals' safety situation a bit shaky

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
The last thing the Cardinals' secondary needed was the loss of starting FS Kerry Rhodes for a month or so after undergoing surgery for a broken bone in his left foot.

Cardinals appear to be lacking defensive leadership

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Daiiy team observers believe a lack of leadership in the Cardinals' defense has been clearly evident in the season's early stages.

Uncertainty abounds in Cardinals' secondary

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
In the early stages of training camp, word is the verdict remains out on three of the Cardinals' four starting positions in the secondary.

Report: Cardinals SS Wilson to have MRI; team re-signs Ware

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson will undergo an MRI after suffering an injury to his elbow or bicep in practice on Saturday.

Cardinals players might train in Minnesota

Posted June 21, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are planning on holding a player-led minicamp sometime in the next few weeks, and while they aren't sure exactly where it will be taking place, the team could be heading north to Minnesota.

Playing hurt might have hindered Cardinals S Wilson in 2010

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
A torn abductor muscle might have been at least partially responsible for what daily Cardinals observers considered probably the worst season of veteran SS Adrian Wilson's career.

D.R.C. likely target of Wilson's criticism

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. ET
When Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson criticized some teammates for being too lax, one player he was almost certainly referring to was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, according to our NFC West Whispers.

Cardinals' defense really down in the dumps

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The natives are getting increasingly restless in the desert, with the heat that has been on the Cardinals’ punchless offense all season catching up to a defense in major meltdown mode.

Cardinals going straight downhill in a hurry

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
After looking awful on both sides of the ball in their 36-18 loss to a Seahawks team that couldn’t have been more awful itself the previous two games, the Cardinals look like dead meat in the desert.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game in Minnesota.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Texans RB Arian Foster, Cardinals S Adrian Wilson and Patriots WR Brandon Tate as its Players of the Week.

Cardinals reward DT Dockett with extension

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
While the Cardinals have made news mostly for their QB situation recently, they changed the tone Wednesday, signing DT Darnell Dockett to a four-year contract extension.

Report: Cardinals re-sign S Ware

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Cardinals’ Web site revealed Wednesday that the team has agreed on a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent S Matt Ware.

Cardinals' Wilson 'good but not great' in 2009

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
While he has definitely had better years, team insiders agree that versatile veteran SS Adrian Wilson deserved his third Pro Bowl selection in the last four seasons.

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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