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Bears sign veteran safety Adrian Wilson

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Adrian Wilson seemed like such a natural fit with the Patriots when he signed a year ago, but he never played a down for them.

Now, the five-time Pro Bowler has a chance to continue his career.

The Bears announced they signed Wilson Monday, along with tight end Jeron Mastrud.

Wilson tore his Achilles in the preseason finale last year, and spent the year on injured reserve. It will be interesting to see if he’s recovered enough to compete for a roster spot.

The Bears aren’t loaded at the position, but Wilson was beginning to look like a situational player before the injury.

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32 Responses to “Bears sign veteran safety Adrian Wilson”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 23, 2014 4:15 PM

    More Safeties for Cordarrelle Patterson to run by for multiple touchdowns.

    #Skol

  2. chitownbears says: Jun 23, 2014 4:18 PM

    Barring injury, Bears will be a force to be reckoned with!

  3. bassplucker says: Jun 23, 2014 4:19 PM

    No argument that the Bears need to add another legitimate safety (or two) to the roster… but doesn’t this guy have less than zero left in the tank?

  4. kingmikedabear says: Jun 23, 2014 4:22 PM

    ……………………..BEARSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  5. 46plank says: Jun 23, 2014 4:23 PM

    Cordarelle Patterson wouldnt even crack the Bears starting lineup plus u have nobody that can throw it that far.

  6. beardinals says: Jun 23, 2014 4:23 PM

    From a Bears and Cardinals fan, Love the guy! Just don’t ask him to play on passing downs.

  7. aceakking says: Jun 23, 2014 4:37 PM

    Is Adrian Wilson going to jail, too?

  8. paulchi2014 says: Jun 23, 2014 4:48 PM

    Bears finally realize what Packer fans have been telling you since you signed MD Jennings. He isn’t very good. He doesn’t know where he is supposed to be on most plays.

  9. radiofriendly420 says: Jun 23, 2014 4:49 PM

    Adrian Wilson was extremely underrated in Arizona. I had the pleasure of living there and watching him during his career there…heck of a player.

    I would say good luck…but Lions fans don’t wish Bear’s players good luck!

  10. redbullenergydrink says: Jun 23, 2014 4:50 PM

    The Bears will have at least two losses this year… from the Packers.

  11. homelanddefense says: Jun 23, 2014 4:59 PM

    Was really excited when the Pats signed him last year, but he looked less than good in the preseason. THEN he got hurt.

  12. thevza says: Jun 23, 2014 5:07 PM

    Glad to see Emery kick the ol’ tires on this guy. Regardless if he makes the team, at least some of the younger Bears can learn a few things from him in training camp.

  13. bassplucker says: Jun 23, 2014 5:27 PM

    What thevza said. Even if Wilson doesn’t make the cut, his experience and character will bring value to the locker room.

    At worst, the Bears are essentially renting an assistant safeties coach and based on how their safeties played last year, they need as much coaching help as they can get.

  14. rickywatts80 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:39 PM

    How come nobody has called him a BEAST yet?

  15. jazsrt says: Jun 23, 2014 5:48 PM

    Bears finally realize what Packer fans have been telling you since you signed MD Jennings. He isn’t very good. He doesn’t know where he is supposed to be on most plays.
    _______________________________

    No Bears fans I know were remotely excited about the signing of MD Jennings.

    The guy’s a scrub and a camp body at best.

  16. alshonsmeathooks says: Jun 23, 2014 5:59 PM

    No Bears fans I know were remotely excited about the signing of MD Jennings.

    The guy’s a scrub and a camp body at best.

    ——————————————

    I’m sure his knowledge of GB’s defensive calls had nothing to do with the signing

  17. iowamiah says: Jun 23, 2014 6:02 PM

    Bears finally realize what Packer fans have been telling you since you signed MD Jennings. He isn’t very good. He doesn’t know where he is supposed to be on most plays.

    That would be why Brock Vereen has been playing with the 1’s…

    It will be between Vereen and Conte for the starting spot. Either one will have a better chance than the Bears safeties last year with a improved and deeper D-line.

  18. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 23, 2014 6:20 PM

    Good signing…If it was 2006

  19. odiemon65 says: Jun 23, 2014 6:41 PM

    Class act, great career, unlucky injuries. Hope he catches a break.

  20. purplecrusher says: Jun 23, 2014 6:58 PM

    This division won’t even be close. By week 11 my Vikings will have run away with it. Better hope the Bears don’t finish behind the loser peckers.

  21. elliottcovert says: Jun 23, 2014 6:58 PM

    I hope that the Bears cut that tight end so that PFT can run the headline: “Bears Cut the Mustard”

  22. qdog112 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:08 PM

    A real professional.

  23. tedmurph says: Jun 23, 2014 7:10 PM

    AWilson was a hell of a player, but just can’t run anymore. He wasn’t gonna make the Pats roster last yr, even before his injury. Going the EReed route.

  24. fazsha says: Jun 23, 2014 7:15 PM

    Wilson should be great at stopping the run on running downs. Emery is serious about stopping the run. You can always switch to Vereen for the pass plays.

  25. earpaniac says: Jun 23, 2014 7:54 PM

    Can’t hurt to at least look. I don’t think anyone’s expecting the 2007 or so Adrian Wilson.

  26. larryboodry says: Jun 23, 2014 8:57 PM

    Worth a look, especially if he can help shore up our run defense.

  27. larryboodry says: Jun 23, 2014 9:01 PM

    Vikings: Worst team in the division, but at least their fans have the whole ‘delusional’ thing pretty well-covered.

  28. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 23, 2014 10:22 PM

    I don’t know Larry, I think Lions fans have become more delusional as of late! They honestly have taken the #1 delusional fan award this offseason.

    This was a great move by Emery.

  29. osiris33 says: Jun 24, 2014 1:23 AM

    Washed up 4 years ago.

  30. calvinthegreat81 says: Jun 24, 2014 9:02 PM

    Another meaningless pick up. Stellar bears front office at its finest.

  31. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 25, 2014 10:38 AM

    calvinthegreat81 says:
    Jun 24, 2014 9:02 PM
    Another meaningless pick up. Stellar bears front office at its finest.

    _______________________________

    See what I mean Larry!

    Lions fans the definition of Delusional displays a picture of a Lions fan.

    0-16 in 2008, 2 seasons above .500 since 2000.

    They sweep the Bears and still finish behind them in the division……

    Detroit Lions……….Suck!

  32. larryboodry says: Jun 25, 2014 10:48 AM

    Okay, bearshaterseverywhere, you win!

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