Friday, April 4, 2014

Wilson upon release: 'Can't make the club in the tub'


A day after the New England Patriots re-upped with safety Patrick Chung, the inevitable following move has occurred with the release of safety Adrian Wilson.

Wilson, 34, never played a snap in Foxboro after tearing his Achilles last season. But with the revamped secondary coming into 2014, it was assumed that Wilson could stick around as a mentor.

However, his $1.8 million cap hit clearly seemed more beneficial to the team. Wilson wasn't shocked about his fate.

"Can't make the club in the tub," he tweeted after thanking the organization for giving him an opportunity. "I look forward to the future," he said.

 The release also solidifies New England’s confidence in second-year safety Duron Harmon out of Rutgers. Now, it appears Harmon and Chung will share snaps at the strong safety position.

Wilson, who signed a three-year deal with the Patriots last year, spent his first 11 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, where he earned five trips to the Pro Bowl. In those 11 seasons, he recorded 25 sacks and 25 interceptions.

We still believe Wilson could be a solid pickup for some teams in the league, despite his age. Teams like the Giants, Bengals and Texans could vie for Wilson’s services in 2014.

If New England wishes to continue adding to the secondary depth this offseason, particularly safety, ex-Atlanta Falcon Thomas DeCoud could be an interesting name.

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