The Patriots are expected to bring in ex-Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson for a visit, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said Thursday night.
The Patriots have some questions in the secondary, but at the moment, most of them would appear to be at cornerback, what with Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington unrestricted free agents and Alfonzo Dennard facing sentencing in April after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer.
That said, the Patriots do have some flexibility in the defensive backfield. Devin McCourty can play safety or cornerback; he made half of his regular-season starts at each position. At safety, they still have Steve Gregory (12 starts last season) in the fold, and second-year pro Tavon Wilson intercepted four passes as a rookie and played all 16 games.
The Cardinals released Adrian Wilson last week in part of a makeover of their defensive back corps. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Wilson would bring a physical presence and healthy dose of experience to any secondary. The Patriots’ interest in at least meeting with Wilson is intriguing.
So too is how the Patriots’ cornerback depth chart will look in 2013.