The Chicago Bears informed veteran safety Adrian Wilson that his contract with the team will be terminated before the Tuesday deadline for teams to have their roster cut down to 75 players.
Wilson signed with the Bears shortly before training camp began with the hope of proving to the team that he was healthy. Wilson suffered an achillies injury last season while with the New England Patriots and was forced to miss the entire 2013 NFL season.
Wilson entered training camp with the Bears with a chip on his shoulder.
Wilson, a five-time Pro-Bowler, operated with a sense of entitlement. Wilson, because of his background, felt that he had nothing to prove during the pre-season for the Bears.
Unfortunately for Wilson, the Bears did not feel the same way.
The Bears signed Wilson with the hope that he would compete for a starting spot in the team’s secondary. Instead, Wilson was outplayed during pre-season by Brock Vereen and Danny McCray.
McCray, who has been the starting free safety for the Bears in each of their three pre-season games, likely will be a part of the starting safety combination with Ryan Mundy.
Wilson recorded a tackle in the Bears’ game on Friday against the Seattle Seahawks.