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Reports: Patriots set to host two defensive players

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  March 14, 2013 10:24 PM

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NFL.com is reporting that the Patriots will host two free agents Friday: Safety Adrian Wilson and defensive end John Abraham.

Wilson, 33, was with the Cardinals for 12 years before being released March 8. Though he played in 15 games last season (14 starts), he was not often on the field in nickel situations. He recorded 39 tackles, three sacks, one interception, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 222-pound Wilson has also visited the 49ers.

Abraham has spent the last seven seasons in Atlanta after beginning his career with the Jets in 2000. The 34-year old was released by the Falcons last week in a salary cap move.

Listed at 6-4, 256 pounds, Abraham played in all 16 games last year with 14 starts and recorded 10 sacks and six forced fumbles, plus 33 tackles and six pass break-ups.


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