Former Patriots LB Mack Wilson expected to sign with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly agreed to terms with former New England Patriots linebacker Mack Wilson, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Wilson is expected to sign a three-year, $12.75 million deal worth upwards of $15 million.

The former Alabama standout spent the last two seasons with the Patriots. He played in 34 games and started in a total of four outings. He tallied 73 combined tackles and five sacks over the course of his time with New England.

The Patriots acquired him in March 2022 in a trade swap with the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Chase Winovich. Wilson signed a one-year extension with New England in March 2023.

The Patriots appear to have found Wilson’s replacement already, as they agreed to a deal with linebacker Sione Takitaki on Monday as well.

Wilson’s departure is certainly notable, given his importance to the New England defense over the last two seasons.  Now, he’ll have an opportunity to show his talents out west for a Cardinals team that needed all of the help it could get defensively.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire