C.J. Wilson Signs With Oakland

The Oakland Raiders have signed DL C.J. Wilson, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Friday.

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

Wilson joins the Raiders after four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Last season, he played in eight games and totaled 10 tackles (four solo). His career totals include 50 games played with 11 starts, 103 tackles (55 solo), 3.5 sacks and one pass defensed.

The 6-foot-3, 306-pounder turned in his best season in 2012, when he played in 11 games and made seven starts, posting 37 tackles (18 solo), 2.5 sacks and one pass defensed. Wilson played a key role on Green Bay’s defensive line during their Super Bowl run in 2010, playing in all four games – including starting Super Bowl XLV – and totaling six tackles (five solo) and one sack.

The Belhaven, N.C. native was originally selected by the Packers in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of East Carolina. He finished his four-year career with 192 tackles and 27 sacks and was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, his junior and senior seasons.


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