Raiders add depth by signing DE C.J. Wilson

Raiders add depth by signing DE C.J. Wilson
March 28, 2014, 3:15 pm
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C.J. Wilson had 3.5 sacks in 50 career games spanning four seasons with the Packers. (Tony Gonzales/

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The Raiders continued to bulk up on the defensive line on Friday, signing reserve end C.J. Wilson to a contract. That happened shortly after the team inked nose guard Pat Sims.

The Raiders entered the day with little depth along the defensive front, but they’ve fortified a depth chart fronted with veteran talent.

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Wilson spent the last four seasons in Green Bay, where Reggie McKenzie worked before assuming his current post at Raiders general manager. Wilson has three-and-a-half sacks in his career, which has been in a supporting role.

Wilson will back up new starting ends Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley and make up part of a rotation that should expand with a selection in the NFL draft.

Wilson, for his part, is happy to join this veteran group.

“It feels great to be a Raider,” Wilson said in a statement released by the team. “I’m excited to help the team win and ready to come make some noise.”


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