Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Adrian Wilson has been a fixture in Arizona, but with a decline in playing time his place with the Cardinals going forward has come into question.
The 12-year veteran has seen his playing time decline this season and while he hopes to continue playing in Arizona, everything is currently up in the air. Despite being healthy, Wilson has played just 59 percent of the defensive snaps over Arizona's last five games. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton has instead opted to sub in Rashad Johnson and James Sanders, taking Wilson off the field at times. While no one has told Wilson he isn't in the teams' future plans, Wilson is aware of the current situation.
"But whenever you are playing less than what you are accustomed to playing, and they're playing younger guys, obviously that doesn't bode well for an old-timer," Wilson said, according to AZCardinals.com.
While Horton said Wilson has taken the defensive change like a professional, that doesn't mean Wilson is happy with the current situation. Wilson said it was a tough situation that he doesn't like to think about. He added he knows he can still play and help the Cardinals win.
"These are the cards I've been dealt," Wilson said. "There's nothing I can really do about it except stay ready whenever I am called upon."
When asked if Sunday's game against the Bears could be his final home game at University of Phoenix Stadium, Wilson said he hadn't really thought about the possibility but hoped it wouldn't be.
"You always want to go out the way you want to go out," Wilson said. "I'm not going to think about it being my last home game. Maybe my last home game this year, but hopefully not for my career. We'll see."