Former Wolfpack football player and current Arizona Cardinal starting strong safety Adrian Wilson has signed a two year contract extension while also helping the team’s salary cap. He is now under contract through the 2015 season, but is due to make $10 million less in salary over the next two years. He can recoup some of that if he plays at a Pro Bowl level. The new contract has 6.5 million in guaranteed money, a 250,000 workout bonus, 500,000 bonus for each year he makes the Pro Bowl, in 2014 there is a 1 million dollar roster bonus, and in 2015 500,000 dollar escalator clause. Wilson’s salary-cap figures are 3.425 million in 2012, 5.425 million in 2013, 4.625 million in 2014 and 4.625 million in 2015.
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Wilson who understands his role as a team leader had this to say about the new deal, "I just want to finish my career here, and hopefully the young guys here now understand why I am doing it and put them in a better situation down the road.” Arizona Cardinal’s head coach Ken Whisenhunt said, “It’s a tribute to Adrian and him putting the team first, but that’s what he has done, and that’s why he’s such a good leader.” “It gives us flexibility with the cap and a chance to get our team better.” Wilson is entering his 12th season and hopes to finish his career on a high note.