By Eric Schmidt

Despite rumors that the New England Patriots might be interested in free agent S Ed Reed, nothing has materialized on that front. On Friday the Patriots moved to secure another veteran at the safety position, inking 33-year old Adrian Wilson to a deal. Wilson, a 12-year veteran and four-time All-Pro, was released by the Arizona Cardinals in a cost cutting move.

Wilson is a large safety, coming in at six-foot-three and is one of just six players in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career. Last season he recorded 54 tackles along with one forced fumble and an interception. In his career, he has recorded 894 tackles with 25.5 sacks and 27 interceptions.

The veteran safety is regarded as a better player against the run than in pass coverage. Early reports suggest the deal is for three years.

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