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Friday, March 15, 2013
Updated: March 16, 4:42 PM ET
Adrian Wilson joins Pats

By Field Yates
ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots signed free agent safety Adrian Wilson, the team announced Saturday.

"Congrats to client @adrian_wilson24 on signing with the New England Patriots!" agent Tory Dandy tweeted Friday night.

Xtra Sports 910 in Phoenix first reported the agreement.

Wilson tweeted his excitement Friday night:

"#PATRIOTSNATION. I'LL TRY MY BEST TO TWEET. REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY. GREAT FANS AND GREAT TEAM!!!!"

Wilson, 33, was released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month after 12 seasons with the team. A four-time All-Pro pick, he is one of just six players in NFL history to record at least 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.

Wilson played in 15 games for the Cardinals in 2012, finishing with 54 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.

At 6 feet 3, he brings a physical presence to the position.

The Patriots also have safeties Devin McCourty, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson and Nate Ebner under contract through at least 2013.