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Former Packers DL C.J. Wilson Signs with Raiders

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Former Packers DL C.J. Wilson Signs with Raiders

Former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman C.J. Wilson signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent, the team announced on Friday.

Wilson is the fourth free agent to leave the Packers this offseason, joining wide receiver James Jones and offensive linemen Evan Dietrich-Smith and Marshall Newhouse.

Signed by Raiders general manager and former Packers executive Reggie McKenzie, Wilson joins several former players with Green Bay ties on the Oakland roster, including Jones and defensive back Charles Woodson.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Depending on the size of the contract, Wilson may or may not count in the compensatory draft pick formula the NFL uses to award teams that lose more unrestricted free agents than they sign.

Joining the Packers as a seventh round draft choice in 2010, Wilson spent all four seasons of his career in Green Bay. He played in 50 regular games, starting 11 in that span and was actually a starter in Super Bowl XLV team.

Despite having 27 career sacks in college, Wilson never materialized as a pass rusher in the NFL, but he did make major strides in defending the run. Wilson went from starting eight games for the Packers defense in 2012 to zero in 2013 and played in just eight despite being largely healthy, becoming the odd man out.

The Packers did not seem to make much of an effort to re-sign Wilson and appear to be going in a different direction on their defensive line. Fellow defensive linemen Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly also remain unsigned on the free agent market.

Meanwhile, the Packers re-signed B.J. Raji with the intention of moving him to nose tackle and also added free agent Letroy Guion to the mix. Julius Peppers was signed as well, making him a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker.

 

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Birney the baker's picture

Very very happy for C.J. It's nice to see a good guy and a good football go to a team where he'll have a chance to start. In Green Bay he simply did not have the opportunity he'll have in Oakland. Thank you for your service to the Green Bay Packers Mr. Wilson and I wish you good luck at your new employer in Oakland

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

I do not thing we get a draft pick here, glad for him it was getting very loaded on the line.

Stroh's picture

No loss. Good bye CJ. He has a very limited skill set and never developed. He was a run stuffing DL on a poor run D. Doesn't really speak to having any ability. Best to move on from him. It was clear after 4 years that he was what he was. A not so good player w/ no upside.

Wouldn't surprise if he's out of the NFL very quickly. Packers gave him every chance, but he failed to impress.

MarkinMadison's picture

Chris Clemons signed with Houston. Two years, $2.7. Not much for a guy who started for the last two years. Hard to see how he would not have been a decent insurance policy at that price. I'm sure it ups the odds of adding a safety high in the draft this year, but as many have stated here before, S is very mental, and it takes a few years to fully develop.

4thand1's picture

Somethings rotten in Denmark with this guy. Miami took a always injured Delmas and let Clemons walk? No one touch him for weeks.

MarkinMadison's picture

You are right, but no one wanted Charles Woodson either. Said he was a malcontent, etc.

4thand1's picture

Eagles cut Desean Jackson. Another diva with baggage sounds like. He'll be a Raider LOL.

johnnyd17's picture

the piano man! was a nice tale about his piano ability the night before the Super bowl in Texas 3 years ago...a solid player, good luck in Oakland

Stroh's picture

Its kinda telling when the guy is best known for playing a piano before the SB than for anything he did on the field isn't it?!

Solid is being generous in regards to Wilson. 4 years in GB and what he's known for, besides playing piano, is being a run stuffing DL on annually POOR run defenses.

We won't miss him in the least.

Birney the baker's picture

The guy left Green Bay and got a new job with good pay and better opportunity. People wishing him well as he was a good guy and helped us win a super bowl. Why not just say a few nice words about him and his contributions to this great team? Instead you have to tear him down. Why do you constantly have to act like an asshole? If you don't have anything nice to say just shut your fucking mouth!! The guys a human being with a family. He's not some deadbeat like you trying to pump himself up by putting others down. Take a hike Strohkinoff!!

Stroh's picture

Why is it you have such an unnatural and unhealthy obsession w/ me? Clearly your obsession is over-riding any judgment you might have ever had.

Wilson was a good guy, but the fact that he got paid more by Oak, says more about Oak than it does about Wilsons ability. Wish him well, but the simple FACT is he was a run stuffing DL on mostly VERY Bad run Defenses. That should tell you all you need to know about his ability!

I don't dislike him, and I appreciate his efforts for the Packers, just pointing out the facts!

Birney the baker's picture

Oh, so NOW you finally wish him well after being called out for being an asshole. I also wish you well when you get banned here shortly and it's coming. The wheels are in motion. Things are happening behind the scenes as we speak. Just a matter of time so get all your insults in while you can.

Stroh's picture

I don't wish ill on any former Packer and I always appreciate their effort for the Packers. That is beside the fact that he not a good football player! I didn't wish Jennings did poorly except when he played the Packers and I didn't care about Favre in NYJ uni. When Favre made it a point to go to Minn and stick it to Thompson and Packer fans I had a problem.

Wilson isn't unlike Walden. Just not a good player for the Packers! What he does elsewhere doesn't matter to me at all.

Your the one w/ the unhealthy, unnatural and obnoxious attitude! If any should be banned it sure as hell will be You! Your the one trolling me, not the other way around.

The only wheels in motion are in your delusional mind!

Birney the baker's picture

Yapping away with your big explanation as though anyone gives a shit.

Stroh's picture

Again YOUR the one who can't keep his mouth shut! Can't stop yourself from commenting on me when its not necessary, calling names, mentioning me in every comment you make. Your delusional and pathetic. You need a life and psychiatry, you REALLY do!!

Birney the baker's picture

Oh, it's necessary!! Now shut your yap big mouth dummy!! As I said already, nobody gives a shit about your problems controlling your anger. Try taking some time away from commenting. Take a vacation from yourself. Bob Wiley did and so can you.

Stroh's picture

The Dummy is you! You haven't been right about a thing you've had to say! Now I understand why you have to try to obsess over me and call names! Its cuz you don't know squat about football or the Packers!

You should just stop. Your obsession is truly pathetic and unhealthy. Go See a psychiatrist! Your life will get MUCH better.

Why is it you feel its necessary to ruin EVERY thread w/ your obsession?!

Birney the baker's picture

Get used to this Mouthman!! I won't stop correcting you and pointing the fact you are a bully. The only thing you can do is not respond to me but your obsession with me and your inability to not respond to anyone that mentions your name ESPECIALLY me is unprecedented. Do the world a favor and take a vacation from yourself and this board Strohkingoff!!

Stroh's picture

You don't and haven't corrected me ONCE. I'm not bullying anyone I just state the facts and unfortunately sometimes that means someone else is wrong! Its not an insult to them unless they take it as an insult, which isn't my issue, its theirs.

Your the one who is completely irrational and TROLLING me! Yours is a sad and pathetic existence! Its too bad you have to ruin every thread w/ your pathetic obsession w/ me, it truly is and the more you carry on w/ it the more everyone else sees it. You need SERIOUS psychiatric assistance and a life!

johnnyd17's picture

well, youre opinion is yours, they won the super bowl with him, and Daryn Colledge,Zombo, Walden..
i didnt see you in there?

Birney the baker's picture

Oh my God John, if I could give you 100 Likes I would. You and I commented exactly at the same time toward that assholes tasteless comments toward Mr. Wilson and we both said the same thing about the fact Wilson helped us win a super bowl. He was a good football that deserves a thank you and a nice farewell for his contributions and sacrifice to this team. That is beyond Strohkinoffs capabilities as you can see. Being an asshole is his full time job.

johnnyd17's picture

more fun than putting cats in the microwave! especially for the...microwave...alas, we all cant agree upon the Packers or anything, so, springtime, a time for growth...and a cold beer or 2...and...where is the damn schedule, im ready to plan my next Packer game trip!!

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