The Cardinals signed veteran defensive back Adrian Wilson to a one-day contract Monday so that he could retire from football with Arizona Tuesday, the team announced. Wilson played in the league for 14 seasons, 12 of them with the Cardinals, and totaled 722 tackles with 27 interceptions. His best season came in 2006 when he totaled 83 tackles with five sacks and four interceptions. In the team's most recent Super Bowl season in 2008, Wilson totaled 75 tackles with 2 1/2 sacks and two interceptions.
The Bears waived or released eight players: running back Michael Ford, receivers Greg Herd and Kofi Hughes, offensive tackle Joe Long, cornerbacks Peyton Thompson and Derricus Purdy, defensive tackle Nate Collins, guard/center Dylan Gandy and safety Adrian Wilson.
The Bears have terminated the contract of veteran safety Adrian Wilson and placed cornerback Derricus Purdy on waivers Saturday, per the Chicago Tribune.
Five-time Pro Bowler Adrian Wilson and Danny McCray worked as the Bears' starting safeties Friday, but both positions are truly up for grabs, reports ESPN.com. Ryan Mundy, Brock Vereen and M.D. Jennings also have taken snaps with the starters. Chris Conte (shoulder) and Craig Steltz (groin) remain on the PUP list. If Conte comes back healthy, he'll be a favorite to start at free safety, the website said.
The Bears signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson, who missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon. Wilson, 34, was cut by the Patriots in April. He's one of four defensive backs in NFL history with at least 25 interceptions and 25 sacks.