5-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson and TE Jeron Mastrud

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    Bears sign veteran safety Adrian Wilson
    Posted by Darin Gantt on June 23, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT
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    Adrian Wilson seemed like such a natural fit with the Patriots when he signed a year ago, but he never played a down for them.

    Now, the five-time Pro Bowler has a chance to continue his career.

    The Bears announced they signed Wilson Monday, along with tight end Jeron Mastrud.

    Wilson tore his Achilles in the preseason finale last year, and spent the year on injured reserve. It will be interesting to see if he’s recovered enough to compete for a roster spot.

    The Bears aren’t loaded at the position, but Wilson was beginning to look like a situational player before the injury.


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    34, injury? Hopefully they're using him for experience/advice for the young guys.
     
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    Hmmmm. OK.:noexpression:

    To put things in perspective:

    Adrian Wilson was drafted in 2001.
    Our beloved Mike Brown, who we have not seen since 2008 was drafted just a year earlier in 2000 and Charles Tillman was drafted 2 years later in 2003. Good luck Adrian.
     
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    Vet depth on the cheap at Safety and another tall receiving TE to compete. Just filling out the 90 man limit for camp I guess.
     
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    Wilson's career was already over when he joined New England. I guess he's just here to give some veteran advice and experience, nothing more.

    Mastrud's size (6'6'' - 262 lbs.) reminds me of Onobun (6'6'' - 260 lbs.. Give him a try, we got nothing to lose. He can't be worse than Onobun, can he?
     
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    He probably can't be worse, maybe equal but not worse. I know nothing about him so hopefully he can catch the ball and life will be good.
     
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    Any signing that makes the bears a better team, I support.
     
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    Love the signing, bringing in veteran experience and added competition. He maybe old but any helpful advice for a young rookie, Brock Vereen, is always a plus.

    One thing people have to keep in mind is that his career didn't "die" in NE, he had a season ending achilles injury that cause him to not play a single regular season game last year.

    I still believe it will be Vereen and Mundy week 1.
     
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    Wilson is smart, reliable, hard hitter. But also on the downside of the curve. Maybe he is in shape again and the coaches like him for mentoring some of the younger players. If he can still play he may have some value by adding depth to the secondary, but I think he is a long shot to stick past training camp.

    I would rather see a young guy that is going to get better on the roster than an old guy who is going to get worse.
     
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