Carrying a cornerback group ravaged by injuries, the Patriots on Wednesday made a move to improve their depth at the position.

New England successfully put in a waiver claim for Marco Wilson, who was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday. A 2021 fourth-round pick, Wilson appeared in a combined 43 games for Arizona dating back to his rookie campaign, including all 15 contests the Cardinals have played to date this season.

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Wilson’s overall performance in the desert wasn’t terribly inspiring, but he now has a chance to make a name for himself in New England. The 24-year-old, as evidenced by his social media activity Wednesday, is grateful for his new opportunity with the Patriots.

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“God is great,” Wilson captioned a post to his Instagram story.

If Wilson wasn’t claimed by Bill Belichick and company, he was going to have a chance to start fresh elsewhere in the NFL. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans both put in a waiver claim for the Florida product but had a lower priority number than New England.

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Should Wilson, who was assigned jersey No. 19 on Thursday, suit up Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, his first game with the Patriots will be a very challenging one. The Bills’ passing attack can present significant problems and quarterback Josh Allen found great success against New England in recent years.

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