Corps Players: Defensive Line

This is the seventh piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,   Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Fullbacks.   The Raiders’ defensive line, a weakness overall in 2014, has the opportunity to be considered a...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

See which Raiders position group was ranked dead last in the NFL

The Oakland Raiders will have a scary questionable secondary in 2015, but that is not the position group that Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranked as the worst unit in the league. Rather, the defensive line for the Raiders was listed as the wort 4-3 defensive line in the entire NFL (with the Chicago Bears being given the dubious honor of worst 3-4 defensive line in the league). During...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson. The team announced the deal Monday. Wilson joined Oakland last offseason and became a part of the team's defensive line rotation. He started seven games and recorded 22 solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. Wilson spent his first four seasons in Green Bay.
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson told Derek Carr he could play like WHO?

I’m all for supporting your teammates and in some cases having an irrational confidence in their abilities, but Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson might be taking it too the extreme… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Ron Clements of...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Re-Sign DE C.J. Wilson To A Two-Year, $4.6M Deal

Patrick Quinn of WNCT reports that the Raiders have re-signed DE  C.J. Wilson to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million. Wilson recently visited with the Seahawks. Wilson, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He played out his four-year, $1,900,354 rookie contract with Green Bay before signingd a one-year agreement with the Raiders ... The post Raiders...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Another free agent defensive lineman to visit Seattle Seahawks this week

Last week the Seattle Seahawks appeared to be focused on adding depth to their defensive line. After a number of reports and rumors about free agent linemen visiting, Seattle signed nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin on Thursday. It appears that they have no intentions of stopping now… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction: Five things...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at how bad the Raiders’ 2014 free agent class was

The Oakland Raiders were only able to manager three wins in 2014 and a large part of the reason has been attributed to their poor free agent class. After two years of deconstructing the team and getting rid of bad contracts, the Raiders were finally ready to build. But despite entering the free agent period with the most cap space of any team in the league, the Raiders finished with...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the Raiders vs Browns game

The Oakland Raiders will travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in one of two remaining games that the team has a fighting chance at winning. The Browns are 3-3 but still do not look like a very good team. That being said, everyone is the favorite when they play the Raiders. Much like every other week, the Raiders will have a tough time pulling off a win in Cleveland. Last weekend...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

After Review: video study of the Raiders’ Defense versus the Dolphins

I was not able to watch the Raiders game live due to a family medical emergency. Instead, watching the All-22 coaches film was my first time seeing this game – both on offense and defense. For my thoughts on the offensive tape, you can click here.   -The defensive tape was harder to watch than the offensive tape. The defense looked as bad as any defense I’ve ever seen, which...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Allen Buys Time as Raiders Show Life

#455871104 / gettyimages.com After a disastrous first two games of the season for the Oakland Raiders, rumors began running rampant that unless there was significant improvement in the next two weeks, head coach Dennis Allen would be fired before the team plane could return from London.  With a bye coming in Week 5, the pressure was on for the Raider coach to get his team to...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson slays bear using only dull rock, brute strength

On Friday evening, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson found a grizzly bear lurking near the woods outside of Seattle. He slayed the feral beast using only a dull rock, his wits and brute strength. Ok not really, but that’s a pretty good metaphor for what happened on the field between the Bears and Seahawks tonight. Seattle played a flawless first half of football and led...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Tarver still has a lot to prove even with a better roster

The Oakland Raiders have added at least five new starters to their defensive roster, six if you include the nickel back position as a starter. Given the number of three wideout sets the Raiders will face against teams like the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, the nickel back will be on the field more often than not. That means for a third year in a row, the Raiders will be...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers’ Defensive Improvement Needs to Start Up Front

Since winning Super Bowl XLV with the 5th ranked defense in the NFL, the Packer’s defense has been on the decline. In 2011 they had the 32nd ranked defense, the worst in the NFL.  2012 and 2013 were slight improvements, ranking 11th and 26th respectively. So what is the reason for this precipitous decline? Certainly injuries have played a part. Few teams have had as many key injuries...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: C.J. Wilson

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. C.J. Wilson, defensive lineman Season stats: Nine games (127 snaps; 11 percent of total defensive snaps); eight tackles, one tackle for loss, zero sacks, five quarterback hurries...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Preseason Opponents Announced

The Packers 2014 preseason opponents were announced today The NFL announced it’s preseason schedule today, with some exact dates and times still to be finalized. The Green Bay Packers will start off with two road games and finish up with the final two games at home this year. The Packers lead off with a trip to Tennessee to take on the Titans.  In week two, the Packers travel...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders free agents are older, but are proven winners

Despite a slow start to a highly anticipated free agency, Oakland Raiders’ general manager Reggie Mckenzie has definitely picked up steam. The team has signed 12 free agents and re-signed four of their own who were set to hit free agency. Within Raider Nation, Fridays are fast becoming McKenzie’s day of work for that seems to be when all the new signings have occurred. The most...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: free agency recap week 3

Another week down, and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie keeps on rolling. While he only signed three players this past week, he continues to show he has an eye for cheap value on the market. This week’s new Raiders are running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive lineman C.J Wilson. McKenzie also resigned last years starting defensive tackle, Pat Sims. Jones...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson Leaves Packers to Sign with Oakland Raiders

Although the news is not going to qualify as earth shattering to Packer fans, it has been confirmed that that former Green Bay defensive lineman C.J. Wilson has come to terms with Oakland Raiders according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Wilson, who was selected in the seventh round by the Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft, earned a spot on the team as a rotational...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Former Packers DE C.J. Wilson

The Raiders have announced that they have signed former Packers DE C.J. Wilson. Wilson, 26, was no more than a reserve player for the Packers last season, playing 108 snaps and recording just 5 tackles.  With the Raiders continuing to remake their defensive line, Wilson figures to continue to be a reserve role player behind DE LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, DT/DE Antonio Smith and DT Pat Sims.
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ offseason focus: defensive line

The Super Bowl proved once again that defense wins championships, with the Seattle Seahawks dismantling the Denver Broncos’ supposedly all-time great offense. Football is obviously meant to be a physical game, even with all the rule changes softening up the game. Seattle showed that hard-hitting physical football trumps soft, dink and dunk offense. Green Bay’s defense was anything...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Which top free agent defensive lineman is on the Packers wish list?

If there’s a position on this Packer team really feeling the free agency bug it’s the defensive line. With four players becoming unrestricted free agents on March 11, and one already turning down an offer for $8 million a year, the d-line demands attention. B.J. Raji is the one who turned down the money, and hitting free agency with him is Ryan Pickett, C.J. Wilson, and Johnny...
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February 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

Wilson Was Underused

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...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Could Raid Packers

The Raiders ended this season with 4 former Packers on their roster. Don’t be surprised if that number is even higher in 2014. That’s because GM Reggie McKenzie, who worked in the Green Bay front office for 17 years before going to Oakland in 2012, will have $70 million in cap space at his disposal come March and the Packers have 17 players headed to free agency. You do the math...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Week 13

Thanksgiving Games: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, TE Brandon Bostick, DL C.J. Wilson, WR Chris Harper, LB Jamari Lattimore, DL Jerel Worthy, DL Nate Palmer Lions CB Chris Houston, OT Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin The post NFL Inactives: Week 13 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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