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Adrian Wilson officially hired as Arizona Cardinals scout

What role will the former Ring of Honor player have within the organization's scouting department?

Wilson with Team President Michael Bidwill
Wilson with Team President Michael Bidwill
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Adrian Wilson spent 12 years on the Cardinals sideline as a player.

Now he'll be doing it as a full-time scout.

The team announced Monday he was officially hired as a college and pro scout.

Wilson had previously spent the last year working for the Cardinals as part of the Nunn-Wooten scouting fellowship, a program designed to give ex-NFL players interested in joining NFL organizations experience intern and learning experience.

Wilson retired from the NFL in April of 2015 and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor last season. He spent 12 seasons (2001-12) playing with the Cardinals after joining the team as a third-round selection (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft out of N.C. State.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2008-11) and three time All-Pro selection (2006, 2008-09), he finished his NFL career with 987 tackles (716 solos), 25.5 sacks, 27 interceptions, 106 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four touchdowns in 181 regular season games (162 starts). Wilson and Hall of Famer Larry Wilson (1962-63, '65-70) are the only two safeties in team history selected to five or more Pro Bowls.

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