The Arizona Cardinals released Adrian Wilson on Friday, bringing an end to the hard-hitting, five-time Pro Bowl strong safety’s 12 seasons with the team.
Wilson, who had been the longest-tenured player on the team, had taken a pay cut to stay with the Cardinals before last season.
Wilson, one of six players in NFL history with 25 career interceptions and 25 sacks, made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and every year from 2008 through 2011. He had 27 interceptions and 251/2 sacks – including eight in 2005, which were the most ever by a defensive back.
The 33-year-old safety played in 181 games with Arizona, fifth-most in team history. The move clears about $3 million in salary cap space for the Cardinals.
Receiver Brian Hartline signed a five-year deal for nearly $31 million to remain with the Dolphins and avoid free agency. The Dolphins also re-signed backup quarterback Matt Moore to a two-year contract. … The Panthers released starting cornerback Chris Gamble to save $7.9 million under the salary cap. … The Jaguars released safety Dawan Landry and cornerback Aaron Ross. … The Broncos declined to make an offer to fullback Chris Gronkowski.