Pats' Wilson offers year's supply of diapers for Arrington's No. 24

How bad does Wilson really want Arrington's number? (USATSI)
How bad does Wilson really want Arrington's number? (USATSI)

It's been a week since the Patriots signed safety Adrian Wilson, an in-the-box enforcer who is reminiscent of a bigger, stronger Rodney Harrison. The 12-year vet arrives from Arizona, where he began his career, and now he'll join a secondary that includes recently re-signed cornerback Kyle Arrington.

It may seem arbitrary to bring up Arrington's name -- except that he currently wears No. 24, Wilson's number with the Cardinals. Usually, such matters are resolved with promises of financial remuneration (or, if you're Plaxico Burress and Jeff Feagles -- an outdoor kitchen), but Wilson has taken a different approach.

"I told (Arrington) I know he just had a baby and I know he signed a new contract, but I'm offering a year's supply of Pampers," Wilson said on a conference call Thursday, via ESPNBoston.com. "Hopefully he gets back to me."

As someone with two small kids, I can fully appreciate what it means to realize that you're out of diapers in the seconds following a blowout. But if Wilson were serious, he'd also throw in a year's supply of baby wipes and the promise to change said diapers because, really, that's half the fun.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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