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Former Alabama LB Mack Wilson signs with NFC West team in NFL free agency

Mack Wilson celebrating a big play last season for the New England Patriots.
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The National Football League begins its new year on Wednesday, and several former Alabama players are moving around.

Mack Wilson, a Crimson Tide alumnus, has signed a three-year, $12.75 million deal for the Arizona Cardinals. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke the news on Monday as the deal is worth up to $15 million and gives the Cardinals help on defense. 

Wilson, 26, spent the last two seasons (2022-23) with the New England Patriots.

The Montgomery (Ala.) native was taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Wilson, a former five-star in the University of Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class, helped the Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017 and two Southeastern Conference Championships in 2016 and 2018. He had a team-high four interceptions in 2017, including one returned for a touchdown, getting the Crimson Tide to a national title. Wilson totaled 199 tackles in 60 career games between Browns and Patriots.

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He now heads to the west coast to play for the Cardinals.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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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