Adrian Wilson is back (with Bears)

Posted by Darren Urban on June 23, 2014 – 1:24 pm

Many have asked me this offseason if Adrian Wilson was going to possibly re-sign with the Cardinals. He was not going to come back here, but I mentioned a couple of times he was not done playing and was still trying to find a job. Now, he has one. The Chicago Bears signed Wilson Monday. Wilson has tweeted a few times about his rehab from Achilles surgery and generally his prep for playing again in 2014. He hasn’t played in a game since doing it with the Cardinals at the end of the 2012 season, when his stint with the Patriots last season was cut short when he was hurt in the preseason finale.

I’ve been told Wilson is in fantastic shape (as usual — who would doubt him there?) and we will see if he can nail down a roster spot in Chicago. Last year’s starter at strong safety, Major Wright, went to the Buccaneers in free agency. They drafted Brock Vereen in the fourth round, although he’s more of a free safety. Veterans Chris Conte, M.D. Jennings and Ryan Mundy are also in the mix. It’s hard to know exactly where Wilson stands. Signing this late, he won’t get on the field with the Bears until training camp opens. Last season, Patriots observers believed Wilson was on the bubble to make the team before his injury.

But Wilson will get his chance, which is all that he ever wanted. At some point, the end will come (and he will go into the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor) but that’s on hold. Wilson didn’t want his career to end yet, he certainly didn’t want it to end after a season-long injury, and now, it doesn’t have to. (Too bad the Bears are not on the Cardinals’ schedule this year.)

So, do the Bears remember this classic A-Dub primal scream?


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17 Responses to “Adrian Wilson is back (with Bears)”

  1. By JohnnyBluenose on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    Apparently Dockett has an opinion about whether or not OJ Simpson is a murderer. Fair enough. But why does he feel compelled to express it? I like Dockett’s passion and he is entitled to say whatever he wants but I wish he would limit his comments to football related matters or to other things that perhaps are less likely to cause controversy.

  2. By Marlin on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    Hey JohnnyBluenose, I wish everybody on all these social sites and message platforms would stick to commenting on what they know….and not on issues outside their won sphere of competence. But that ain’t happenin’. They all run their mouths……..and we are bombarded with it. Welcome to the new world. What a mess. Go cards…………

  3. By D on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    Good for Adub. Hopefully he makes their team.

    The Bears are deep at MLB, I would watch to see if the kid from FSU signed as a free agent makes their team or is released this summer, C. Jones has the size and speed at LB, would look nice in a Cards jersey..

    Big year for both DT’s for the Cards this year..both in their last years of contracts…

  4. By William Barry on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    I’m sure ADub will get into the Cards Ring of Honor…It will be nice to see Warner getting his fame, when he too, goes into the Cardinals ring of honor!!!! Go Kurt and Adub!!!! Well deserved (when its Adub time)!!!!

  5. By CreditCard on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    I would still like to see A-dub back in a Cards uniform, as a ILB for passing / blitzing packages. He would look weird in a Bears outfit.

  6. By Andy kw on Jun 23, 2014 | Reply

    I just wonder what would have happened if the Cardinals stuck with Adrian Wilson in 2013. His 6-3 height would have been perfect in covering TEs.

  7. By BigAl on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    Wow JohnnyBluenose usually give credence to yer comments but man that was out of left field…I mean haven’t seen that anywhere here on AZCards so where is that coming from??? & the only reason I’m asking is because of #90!!! Please

  8. By JohnnyBluenose on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Marlin…..I was not commenting about the Simpson case. I was commenting about Dockett, someone I like very much as a Cardinals player, but someone who seems to make more than his fair share of controversial statements. I guess I find it somewhat interesting when he expresses an opinion about the merits or not of allowing the opposition to score a touchdown with little time remaining so that our offense would get the ball back with at least an opportunity to tie the game (as happened two years ago and ended up with Dockett and Kerry Rhodes almost coming to blows on the field and Dockett being fined $200K by the team) or by saying unkind things about his friend Dansby when Dansby decided to accept an offer to play for Cleveland. Dockett is a football player and I would expect him to have opinions about football and, as has been shown, he is more ready than most to share these opinions. I don’t recall anyone else criticizing Dansby in public and no other Cardinal was fined $200K for criticizing a coaching decision. But when he makes comments about non-football related issues, like getting into it about A.J. McCarron’s girl friend or combining divorce with a reference to Simpson, I just find his comments unnecessary and unwise. But he can say almost whatever he wants to. And, I guess I can too.

  9. By BigAl on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    Back to ADub…think about it Cards fans…since the Cards came here in 1988 & played all those years in SDS!!! How many go back that far? Fans included! And gave this team all they had! Never really knowing the new stadium would ever get built!!! Let alone, while they were still young enough! I hope the best for ADub…had hoped that we could have got him on the cheap as a mentor for our new group!

  10. By Corgon on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    It’d be nice to see one last push, to reach the 30/30 club. He deserves one more ride. Go A-Dub!

  11. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    You just can’t let go, can you Darren? 🙂

  12. By azqfan on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    Andy kw, Adub’s coverage skills are the reason the Cards let him go. He was a great blitzer, but was a complete liability in coverage the last 5 years or so.

  13. By JohnnyBluenose on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    @BigAl…..there was something on Bleacher Report the other day about one of Dockett’s tweets. Dockett deleted it later but in essence he was complaining about the unfairness of a man having to give his wife half his money when things don’t work out between them and then he went on to say that ” he did not blame O.J.” Dockett did not explain what he meant but we can all draw our own conclusions.

  14. By joelhc on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    @johnnybluenose 2 things first what does that have to do with Adub 2 shutup dockett is not a politician, a pastor, a teacher, he did not set about on this career to sway public opinion, or mold young minds he is an athlete and the sooner we quit trying to act like actors and athletes are superhumans who should never have a moment when they say something stupid the better off we would be.

  15. By clssylssy on Jun 25, 2014 | Reply

    Glad to see A-Dub get the opportunity with Chicago. He may have lost a step in speed but he is still a quality player who has much to contribute to rookies and stability in the locker room. It’s great to be fast, etc. however some things only come with experience and that is where the veterans are worth their price (minimal as it is) as they are the ones able to read and react; they don’t need the opponents playbook to know what they are going to do when they lineup because they’ve seen it before. Many teams in the NFL, most notably the Steelers, have an appreciation for the men who have come before, and bring them back to retire as Steelers or add them to their staff. The Ring of Honor is a nice gesture but it is “after the fact” and young fans often have no context in which to know the honorees. A-Dub, Fitz, Dockett, are guys most fans have associated with the
    modern day Cardinals (post U of Phoenix stadium),as they have contributed to the Cards rise from the ashes. It’s too bad that we aren’t able to see value in them as great assets to our organization when they begin to slow or are “on the decline” and they have to go elsewhere to finish out their career. Best Wishes to Adrian Wilson. a clssy and respected player and asset to whatever uniform he wears!

  16. By Scott H on Jun 27, 2014 | Reply

    Oh my…is this picture from the Monday night game that prompted the infamous Dennis Green post-game rant? Truly a moment that will live in infamy. God, what a miserable night THAT was….I can still see Neil Rackers missing that late FG that could have won a game they did EVERYTHING they could to lose.

    Anyway….good for Adrian. Would be nice to see him on the field again. It would be so wrong to see his career end because of injuries, would be so right to see it end with him walking off the field, waving to the crowd. And, of course, it would be fitting if he could do that at U of P stadium. But….whatever. To see him play another year or two, I will gladly wait for his induction to the Ring of Honor.

    Man, what a warrior.

  17. By BigAl on Jul 1, 2014 | Reply

    By JohnnyBluenose
    Thanks JB…sorry had forgot to check back on this…Wow, don’t you just absolutely love Bleacher Report!!! I mean they cover it all! Whether your just a sports fan, or your an intense history buff sports fan, or an intense FF fan, you can find anything thing there! From b4 it happens, get a great insight! To researching something from last week, to last year, to 20 years ago! Any sport Anytime! I just discovered BR about six months ago…& I am still excited about it! They got it all! Thanks again JB!

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