Will Adrian Wilson Return to the Arizona Cardinals?

By Mike May
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Recently removed from the draft and with training camp still over two months away, the Arizona Cardinals have the majority of their roster set. Last year, however, just prior to training camp, the Cardinals added veterans John Abraham and Eric Winston to their roster. Both would make major contributions to a much-improved Cardinals team last season.

While this is pure speculation, one late addition I would not be at all surprised to see this offseason is Adrian Wilson. He spent 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals after being drafted in the third round in 2001. In his 12 seasons there, Wilson became a fan favorite and was one of the most feared safeties over the middle in his prime. Wilson’s leadership, along with players such as Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett and Karlos Dansby, is also credited with changing the culture in the locker room. That core group of players would help to lead Arizona to within two minutes of a Super Bowl championship.

To me, it makes sense at some point to, if nothing else, at least strongly consider bringing Wilson back to the desert. While also still a fan favorite, Wilson’s leadership in the locker room could prove very valuable as the Cardinals look to make an extended postseason run. Wilson’s days as an every-down safety are very likely behind him, but he could prove his worth in various situations. For the Cardinals, this might very well be worth the likely one-year minimum investment it would take to land Wilson.

Do you think the Arizona Cardinals will or should bring Adrian Wilson back?

Mike May is an opinion writer covering the Arizona Cardinals for Rant Sports, follow him on twitter, add on facebook or email your thoughts to rantatmike@gmail.com.

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