Originally posted on Thoughts from the Dark Side  |  Last updated 5/5/12

Three days ago the Raiders signed free agent Ed Wang to a contract, the team announced. Wang was a 5th round draft pick out of Virginia Tech in 2010, by the Buffalo Bills. He played in 6 games in 2010 and was waived-injured in 2011 by the team.

He is listed as 6'5", 321 pounds.  He played LT at Virginia Tech.

You can follow him on Twitter @EWang77

Interview:

Q: What is your home town/state?

Wang: Ashburn, VA

 

Q: Did you root for a particular NFL team growing up? Who? Why?

Wang: I rooted for the Redskins growing up, naturally, because they were my hometown team.

Q: Did you have an idol growing up? Who?

Wang: Michael Jordan

 

Q: What are your strengths as a player? What do you bring to the team?

Wang: I believe my competitive nature and athletic ability.  I love to win and need to win so am willing to do whatever to achieve that.

 

Q: Why did you choose the Raiders as a free agent?

Wang: I came here for a mini-camp and fell in love with the organization.  The coaches and players were all very welcoming and it felt like the right place for me.  I also love the weather here.

 

Q: Do you know anyone currently on the squad or coaching staff? What did
they tell you about the team?

Wang: Yes I know a few of the players and they have told me that the team is headed in the right direction and everyone works hard.  Definitely made me want to be apart of the team.

 

Q: Did you have any visits with the Raiders – in Alameda, at a pro day,
at the Combine or Senior Bowl? What was it like?

Wang: I met with some of the old coaching staff during the combine.  It was a good experience.

 

Q: What hobbies do you have away from football?

Wang: I am a pretty relaxed guy, I like to hang out with friends and play video games.

 

Q: If you're a gamer, what system and (if you don't mind) what is your ID
so Raider Nation can play against you?

Wang: HA I am the ultimate gamer.  I play Xbox 360 and my gamer tag is ewang77.   I welcome all challengers!

 

Q: Which NFL player do you compare your skill set with?

Wang: Not one in particular, I try to take a little bit for everyone.  There are so many good tackles in the league I just try to learn a little from everyone.

 

Q: Is there anything you'd like Raider Nation to know about you?

Wang: That I will work my hardest to make the raider nation proud and to thank everyone for the support I have received so far.

 

Q: Is there anything you'd like to say to Raider Nation?

Wang: RaiderNATION!!!

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