Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive end C.J. Wilson (98) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders sign defensive end C.J. Wilson


The Oakland Raiders will continue to add to their defense after they were able to come to an agreement with free agent defensive end, C.J. Wilson.

They lost defensive end Lamarr Houston to the Chicago Bears, but were able to pick up former Houston Texans end Antonio Smith. This move isn’t necessarily a blockbuster deal for the organization, but Wilson will provide this defensive front with a little bit of depth behind LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck.

In four years with the Green Bay Packers, Wilson has played in 50 games, recorded 76 combined tackles and 3.5 sacks. He’s a former seventh round draft pick out of East Carolina who turns 27 years old in just a couple days. March 30th to be exact.

Wilson became the first player to be drafted out of East Carolina University by the Green Bay Packers, which is pretty interesting.

What do you think about this move Raiders Nation? Are you guys excited about the upcoming season after all these moves?

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  • Giovannoni

    Another signing out of no where! Great job Reggie!

  • Raider Grant

    Continue to bolster the D! Depth has its advantages.Go Raiders!

  • Chris Schroeder

    Seemed like almost every game the Raiders would give up the lead in the second half and eventually lose the game because of lack of depth. Well, now Reggie is adding more depth pieces. Very nicely done Big Reg.

  • KloverJane

    Under the radar. Fascinating.