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Raiders sign C.J. Wilson

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The Raiders may be suitors for wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but that isn’t stopping them from continuing to make moves in other areas.

The team has signed defensive end C.J. Wilson as a free agent. Wilson was previously a member of the Packers, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Current Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie worked in Green Bay when Wilson was selected.

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

Wilson played eight games in a reserve role for the Packers last season, but started 11 times over his first three seasons with the club and had 3.5 sacks in Green Bay’s 3-4 scheme. Wilson also had a sack in a 48-21 playoff win over the Falcons as a rookie that helped the Packers on their way to a Super Bowl title.

Wilson joins Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley and Antonio Smith as new arrivals up front for the Raiders. Oakland also re-signed defensive tackle Pat Sims over the weekend to add more depth on the defensive line.

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39 Responses to “Raiders sign C.J. Wilson”
  1. elgranclavero says: Mar 31, 2014 5:29 PM

    Who is this guy?
    Did the Raiders just sign a bench player?

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 31, 2014 5:30 PM

    Another solid veteran pickup by the Raiders.

    I can hear C.J. Wilson right now saying:

    “Thank god I finally got to leave that classless team in the worst city in America and worst fans”

  3. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Mar 31, 2014 5:32 PM

    Yes or have u never heard of depth

  4. cuttyplease says: Mar 31, 2014 5:33 PM

    I think you mean Antonio Smith, not “Antonio Davis”.

  5. packerfan4life1 says: Mar 31, 2014 5:37 PM

    It’s a reason why he didn’t start…

  6. thevikesarebest says: Mar 31, 2014 5:47 PM

    He even went to oakland rather than playing for that laughable tard bay cheesehead “defense”.not to mention just the thought of wearing the ugly yellow and green cheesehead colors.

  7. purehyped says: Mar 31, 2014 5:50 PM

    Solid pick up.. good depth, possible starter.

  8. dielawn7 says: Mar 31, 2014 5:52 PM

    If we get Khalil Mack in the draft our defense will be stout and deep. With Carlos Rodgers as well visiting.
    Very Good, smart moves by RM.

  9. andreboy1 says: Mar 31, 2014 5:54 PM

    I feel great improvement from this team next year.

    Probably a great 5-11 season.

  10. dennis2488 says: Mar 31, 2014 5:55 PM

    Maybe they thought It was the pitcher.

  11. slick50ks says: Mar 31, 2014 6:02 PM

    The only young guys they sign are never been’s, and never will be’s.

  12. htown995 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:13 PM

    Yeah but cj wilson won a super bowl with green bay whens the last time the raiders won a super bowl or had a winning season with that crap yall call a team the raiders r the ones that paid jamarcus russell all that money and he really stunk it up

  13. uberMensch() says: Mar 31, 2014 6:14 PM

    He didn’t do much as a pass rusher, but he is good against the run, so I would expect them to rotate him in on early downs and short yardage.

  14. badmoonrison says: Mar 31, 2014 6:16 PM

    Nice depth move. I couldnt be happier with the solid additions by Big Reggie, esp resigning one of my favorite Raiders of all time, Woodson. Well, actually I could be even happier if the day ends with certain well known WR in a silver and black hat…

  15. longtimefanhtr says: Mar 31, 2014 6:22 PM

    Good luck Raiders, he ain’t much.

  16. aldog83 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:35 PM


    Antonio Davis.

    Good Dunker.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:51 PM

    Good luck to CJ Wilson, and thank you for your contributions to the Packers over the last few years. Even though you are now a Raider, you’ll always be able to wear your Superbowl ring proudly.

  18. throwincheddar says: Mar 31, 2014 7:15 PM

    Can never have enough depth, especially in the trenches.

  19. backdapack4evr says: Mar 31, 2014 7:16 PM

    The raiders are moving in the right direction
    The Vikings are staying the same, at the bottom!!

  20. bordner says: Mar 31, 2014 7:45 PM

    At one point, the Packers had A.J Hawk, B.J. Raji, C.J. Wilson and D.J. Williams on their roster. I was always hoping they could find a way to bring in E.J Manuel somehow, but the closest they came was T.J. Lang.

  21. racerx1225 says: Mar 31, 2014 7:56 PM

    He was the dude next to Raji causing havoc. Great depth, talented kid.

  22. Klover Jane says: Mar 31, 2014 8:14 PM

    Great signing. Now moving on to DJax, go get him a ticket and send him back to Oakland. Make it happen Reggie Mackenzie.

  23. f1restarter says: Mar 31, 2014 8:18 PM

    Talk about a long drop. C.J. Wilson goes from the Packers (the penthouse) to the Raiders (the gutter). It could only be worse if it was the Vikings (the gutter’s gutter).

  24. radrntn says: Mar 31, 2014 8:36 PM

    oh no wise crack about him being 27, or the raiders avg age now is 26.30 years of age….funny how that is, but then again this is Josh.

  25. judsonjr says: Mar 31, 2014 8:41 PM

    He did OK when he played, but never really got that many snaps. His best game was in 2010 against the Vikes racking up 8 tackles. I believe he played every down since the Packers were so short on defensive lineman, and Cullen Jenkins hurt himself kicking extra points in warmups.

    Really he seemed out of place in Green Bay. He wasn’t as stout as GB wanted in their base 3-4, and wasn’t really enough of a pass rusher to be in their nickel look.

    Assume he’ll play DT in Oakland, which might be a chance for a fresh start.

  26. randallwoodfield says: Mar 31, 2014 8:45 PM

    It looks like everybody that has the opportunity to leave GB, (except for a couple guys that got waaay overpaid), runs for greener pastures.

  27. babygaga19 says: Mar 31, 2014 8:51 PM

    And Big Reg signs yet another scrub. All that cap money and whatcha got? Not much. Damn, the Raiders are a train wreck that never stops!

  28. rooneyruleblues says: Mar 31, 2014 8:55 PM

    LOL I guess its time for the Raiders to take their annual measurements of their ring fingers! Choo Choo!

  29. r8rrick says: Mar 31, 2014 8:56 PM

    On a new signing. The Raiders signed Carlos Rogers from the 49ers

  30. robgilman says: Mar 31, 2014 8:59 PM

    Reggie strikes again!

  31. greg2geez says: Mar 31, 2014 9:00 PM

    When will you report Carlos Rogers signing? Thursday?

  32. jjackwagon says: Mar 31, 2014 9:40 PM

    A solidly average player but even average is a step up for Oakland.

  33. axespray says: Mar 31, 2014 9:58 PM

    He’s good depth, he’ll be a nice rotational guy there.

    Good teammate and person.

  34. oakmeals85 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:44 PM

    Call us what you want, we SMACKIN y’all in the mouths in 2014, BELIEVE DAT. Raider Fans Stand Up!!!

  35. thirstyraider says: Mar 31, 2014 10:52 PM

    Another great depth signing Reg. Keep it up

  36. bobnelsonjr says: Apr 1, 2014 3:42 PM

    CJ Wilson is a solid NFL journeyman player with no injury history.

    He is not bad and is not great, doesn’t do anything stupid to take himself out of a play, doesn’t cause trouble, and has discipline.

    He can be rotated in, and won’t be exploited if he plays a lot due to injury. Solid veteran.

    Players like Wilson upgrade the roster. After all, the objective of the offseason is to upgrade all 53 spots on the roster, not just 22.

    By November the Raiders fans will be thankful for this signing.

  37. rikker12 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:17 PM

    He never played for the Vikings… The laughing stock of the NFL.. He played for the “Greatest Fans, and NFL organization in all of sports..The GB Packers.. You know, 4 time Super Bowl Champs…. I guess you wouldn’t know anything about a little thing called Super Bowl trophy’s now would ya…..

  38. vikescry1 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:40 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Mar 31, 2014 5:30 PM
    Another solid veteran pickup by the Raiders.

    I can hear C.J. Wilson right now saying:

    “Thank god I finally got to leave that classless team in the worst city in America and worst fans” ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— wait?? i didn’t know c.j. played in minnesota??

  39. longtimefanhtr says: Apr 1, 2014 6:20 PM

    Some people remember a different C J Wilson than me. He is at best ordinary. Packers won’t miss him one bit.

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