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.