Bears sign former Patriots safety Wilson

Bears sign former Patriots safety Wilson
June 23, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Adrian Wilson has found a new home with the Chicago Bears, according to an announcement made by the team. 

The 34-year-old spent all of last season on New England's injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. When he was brought to Foxboro last offseason, it appeared as though he would provide some depth at safety next to Devin McCourty. Instead it was Steve Gregory who claimed the role of starter almost unchallenged, and rookie Duron Harmon (who acquitted himself nicely in the opportunities given to him) was thrust into a backup role. 

The Patriots released Wilson on April 4.

With the Bears, Wilson will join a group of safeties that includes Ryan Mundy, Chris Conte and rookie Brock Vereen. The 13-year veteran made five Pro Bowls in his 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.