Originally published on Silver & Black Report on March 28, 2014
Never one to shy away from signing a former Packer, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was back at it again by signing defensive end C.J. Wilson on Friday.
Wilson provides a large body on the defensive line with his 6-foot-3, 305-pound frame. The 26-year-old defensive lineman played defensive end in the Packers’ 3-4 defensive scheme but brings versatility to the Raiders as he will likely play inside at times and be kicked outside for likely running plays. The signing also gives the Raiders more versatility to play their “multiple” defense that Dennis Allen and Jason Tarver have preached since arriving in Oakland.
Wilson was drafted in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft and has started just 11 games (50 total games) in the NFL, producing 3.5 sacks over his four years.
Wilson appeared in eight games last season (no starts) and finished without a sack and had five tackles.
The team also made the signing of Maurice Jones-Drew official on Friday morning.