In a not so surprising roster move, the Patriots today released veteran safety Adrian Wilson, who was signed last off-season to play a veteran enforcer, Rodney Harrison-type role for the team. But that never panned out, as Wilson landed on season ending IR before playing one regular season snap for the team.
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Wilson tweeted farewell to New England today, stating "Thank you to the Patriots organization for the opportunity. I look forward to the future." The release of Wilson comes on the heels of the return of Patrick Chung, who the team signed yesterday. The presence of Chung, in addition to Devin McCourty, Tavon Wilson, and Duron Harmon, made the aging Wilson expendable.
This could potentially be the end of the line for Wilson, who will turn 35 in October. He played the prime of his career in Arizona, where he earned a reputation as a hard hitting, ball hawking defensive back.