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Patriots release safety Adrian Wilson, never played a snap for team

The Patriots have told safety Adrian Wilson that they will release him.

Wilson, on Twitter, said he was thankful for the opportunity with the Patriots.

Unfortunately for Wilson, the three-time all-pro and five-time Pro Bowl player was never able to get going in New England after spending the first 12 seasons of his career in Arizona. He was placed on injured reserve before the 2013 regular season began. He never played an official snap for the team.

The Patriots signed Wilson in the 2013 offseason to a three-year contract. He was slated to make $1.5 million in base salary in 2014 with a $500,000 playing time bonus. His release frees up $1.16 million in cap space and follows the team's signing of safety Patrick Chung, who signed for one-year deal and a base salary of $740,000.

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