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Former Alabama LB Mack Wilson returns to Patriots on 1-year deal

Mack Wilson celebrating a big play last season for the New England Patriots.

He met with a couple of teams in NFL free agency, but Mack Wilson returns to the New England Patriots.

Wilson, a former University of Alabama linebacker, signed a one-year deal worth $2.2 million. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the news first Thursday and other media outlets followed him. Wilson totaled 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble in a career-high 17 games in 2022. He was traded to the Patriots on March 16, 2022, after four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Wilson has 199 career tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception (10 passes defended), and two forced fumbles.

He got selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Wilson came to the Crimson Tide as a five-star linebacker in the 2016 recruiting class from Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala. He assisted the Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships (2016, 2018) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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