The Patriots finalized a contract with strong safety Adrian Wilson.
The 12-year veteran signed a three-year, $5 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus.
Wilson, 33, was a five-time Pro Bowl safety and he started 14 of the 15 games in which he played for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He had one interception and three sacks in 2012.
Wilson likely will play in early-down situations for the Patriots, but not on passing downs.
The Patriots had lost safety Patrick Chung to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier.