Patriots Release Veteran Safety Adrian Wilson

New England Patriots Press Release


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they released S Adrian Wilson.

Wilson, 34, is a veteran of 13 NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals
(2001-12) and the Patriots (2013). The 6-foot-3, 230 pounder, signed
with the Patriots as a free agent
on March 16, 2013, but missed the entire season after suffering an
ankle injury in the preseason that forced him to spend the year on
injured reserve.

    Wilson originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft choice (64th overall) by the Cardinals out of North Carolina State in 2001. He was released by Arizona
on March 8, 2013.

Wilson has played in 181 career games with 162 starts and compiled 716
tackles, 25½ sacks and 27 interceptions in his 12 years with the
Cardinals. He holds the NFL record
for most sacks in a single season by a defensive back (8), is the
Cardinals' all-time leader in passes defensed (99) and forced fumbles
(15), and his 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in 2006 is
tied with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for the longest
in team history. Wilson has earned Pro Bowl honors five times (2006,
2008-11) and All-Pro honors four times (2006, 2008-09, 2011). He is just
the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25