By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Adrian Wilson gives the New England Patriots the physical presence they've lacked in the defensive backfield. They give the former Arizona Cardinal a chance for a rare playoff appearance.
And the five-time Pro Bowl strong safety says he hasn't lost a step despite diminished playing time last season.
"The situation last year was strictly a coaches' decision," Wilson, who signed last week, said in a conference call Thursday. "Physically, I feel great."
He spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Cardinals before being released March 8. Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasted little time going after him and he signed with New England eight days later.
"Whenever Coach Belichick calls, you answer. That's not a call that you send to voicemail," Wilson said. "Obviously, being able to be competitive every year and being able to play not only for the playoffs and the division championship, but also to have a chance to go to the Super Bo...