I caught this little blurb in Reiss' column. I've always liked EGene but as we know he's struggled the last couple of years,most noteably without #37 back there with him. Sounds like Wilson is looking to step it up in this final year of his contract: March 23, 2007 Wilson update FOXBOROUGH -- Defensive back Eugene Wilson, who had considered working out in California this offseason, has shifted gears and decided to take part in the Patriots' offseason program instead. This is an important offseason for Wilson, the team's opening-day starting safety who played in only four games last year due to groin and hamstring injuries. Wilson is preparing for the final season of the five-year contract he signed as a second-round draft choice in 2003. His agent, James Sims, previously noted that Wilson was preparing to reunite with the California-based trainer who worked with him when he was coming out of the University of Illinois. But Wilson felt it was more important to be at Gillette Stadium this offseason.