Patriots agree to terms with Adrian Wilson

New England hosted three defensive players at Gillette Stadium, and at least one of them has come to a contract agreement with the team: safety Adrian Wilson.

Shortly after a radio host at Phoenix radio station XTRA 910 and reported the signing, Wilson's agent, Tory Dandy, announced the news on Twitter with a congratulatory message for his client.


Wilson, 33, was with the Cardinals for 12 years before being released March 8. Though he played in 15 games last season (14 starts), he was not often on the field in nickel situations. He recorded 39 tackles, three sacks, one interception, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

With the Patriots, Wilson will give the Patriots some options at safety. Devin McCourty will very likely remain at the position, and colleague Greg Bedard has written that the Patriots like second-year safety Tavon Wilson, but Wilson could be battling Adrian Wilson in training camp.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 222-pound Wilson had also visited the 49ers.

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