Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 1/15/14
I’m still trying to figure out why defensive lineman C.J. Wilson only got on the field for 108 snaps this season. I know he was bothered by an ankle injury, but the four-year veteran barely played even when healthy. Almost half of his snaps came in back-to-back games against the Giants (22) and Minnesota (27). That means Wilson received only 59 snaps in the other six games. That’s a ridiculously low number. Even more ridiculous were the five times he was a healthy scratch. B.J. Raji sleepwalked through the season, Ryan Pickett battled age and a balky knee, Johnny Jolly wore down around Thanksgiving and rookie Datone Jones looked nothing like a No. 1 pick, and yet Wilson still couldn’t get consistent playing time. And it’s a shame, because he was arguably the second-most effective run defender on the team (behind Mike Daniels). Now the former East Carolina star heads to free agency, and there figures to be plenty of interest in his services. After all, every team can use a run-stuffing D-lineman
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