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Report: Bears releasing S Adrian Wilson

Adrian Wilson, Fred Jackson AP

The Bears are reportedly parting ways with a long-time standout safety.

The club will release Adrian Wilson, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.

A five-time Pro Bowler with Arizona, the 34-year-old Wilson signed with the Bears in June. He spent the 2013 season on injured reserve with New England and reportedly dealt with a heel condition called Haglund’s Deformity.

Wilson (6-3, 230) rose to stardom with the Cardinals, for whom he was a starter for more than a decade. Wilson has recorded 893 tackles, 27 interceptions and 25.5 sacks in his NFL career.

The Bears will also be releasing defensive tackle Nate Collins, tailback Michael Ford and wide receiver Kofi Hughes, the Tribune reported. The 26-year-old Collins started a pair of games for Chicago last season before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Ford, 24, is a second-year pro from LSU, while the 22-year-old Hughes is an undrafted free agent from Indiana.

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15 Responses to “Report: Bears releasing S Adrian Wilson”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 23, 2014 7:43 PM

    Kinda figured. He didnt get much playing time in that butt kicking the other night. But if he couldn’t beat out Conte a rookie and/or Mundy for a roster spot, he might as well eetire. He simply cant cover. Good in the box but cant cover any more.

  2. bassplucker says: Aug 23, 2014 7:51 PM

    They need to cut a whole lot more people from that D and the DC as well based on what I’ve seen this preseason.

  3. tolan04 says: Aug 23, 2014 7:54 PM

    Trent Edwards was never the same after his hit on him.

  4. ohand16 says: Aug 23, 2014 8:13 PM

    Frankly I am shocked. He has only been washed up for 4 years

  5. raiderinva says: Aug 23, 2014 8:28 PM

    I am not saying a first ballot….

    I remember when he was drafted. The entire NFL took note because he would be paired up with Pat Tillman. The combo was going to rule the desert for years to come.

  6. delusionalcardsfan says: Aug 23, 2014 8:48 PM

    Damn, good ol A-dub. It would be great to see him back with big red for the leadership and depth but it’s lookin like it’s time to call it a career. #24 will be in the Card ring of honor for sure!

  7. pantherfan40 says: Aug 23, 2014 10:07 PM

    Come to the panthers

  8. beardinals says: Aug 23, 2014 10:37 PM

    How bad does someone have to be to be cut from the Bears secondary?

  9. stoptrippn says: Aug 24, 2014 12:28 AM

    Stupid bears need hitters.

  10. wyrdawg says: Aug 24, 2014 1:53 AM

    He has nothing to prove.

  11. fullhouseofcards says: Aug 24, 2014 5:49 AM

    Come back to AZ ADub and call it a career. It’s been a great one.

  12. numbskull111 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:30 AM

    Next stop….DC…it’s where all former greats go to cash in and retire.

  13. TheWizard says: Aug 24, 2014 8:58 AM

    I figure if he had anything at all left, he would still be in New England.

  14. wnstonchill says: Aug 24, 2014 9:42 AM

    Next rd. of cuts should include MD Jennings!

  15. larryboodry says: Aug 25, 2014 1:10 PM

    Too bad. I wish him well in retirement, if that’s his next move.

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