Patience. Patience is key when it comes to the New England Patriots.
After sitting back and allowing the free agent market develop, it appears that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are about to start signing some checks.
After officially signing wide receiver Danny Amendola and reportedly signing running back Leon Washington, the Patriots now will look towards safety Adrian Wilson and defensive end John Abraham.
Former #Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson is set to visit with the Patriots, according to a source. Interesting…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2013
In addition to Adrian Wilson, Patriots will host ex-Falcons DE John Abraham on a visit tomorrow.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2013
Wilson, who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals back on March 8, is entering the twilight of his career. After playing his entire 12-year career with the Cardinals, he will now part ways and look to chase a Super Bowl to end his rather impressive career.
The funny thing about Wilson is that he’s often over-looked. While spending his entire career with the lowly Cardinals, he’s not a known commodity—despite being named All Pro four times.
At 33-years-old, Wilson certainly has lost a step in his game—as he’s often taken off of the field in nickel-situations—but he’s still a hard-hitter safety that’s great in run-support and will bring a much needed veteran presence to New England’s secondary.
This past season for the Cards, Wilson appear in 15 games while recording 54 tackles and three sacks while forcing one fumble.
As for Abraham, he will turn 35-years-old in May and has spent the last seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Many might figure that Abraham is losing a step, considering he’s entering his 14th year in the NFL, but since 2010, he has recorded at least 9.5 sacks in each of those seasons.
This past season for the Falcons, Abraham played in all 16 games while recording 10 sacks, 36 tackles and forcing an impressive six fumbles.
Wilson and Abraham both fall into the same category how much gas do they have left in the tank?
If Belichick and New England’s player personnel determine that either of them could contribute to a possible Super Bowl, then a contract offer will be made.