Raiders News: Las Vegas Set To Sign Veteran WR Albert Wilson
Albert Wilson, Raiders
Aug 14, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Albert Wilson (25) catches a 20-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Bryce Cosby (44) at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders have added a couple of new faces to their roster, with the team bringing in linebacker Blake Martinez and veteran wide receiver Albert Wilson.

According to the press release sent out by the team, Martinez has been added to the active roster, while Wilson has been signed to the practice squad.

Wilson last played for the Minnesota Vikings back in August. He spent most of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. The 30-year-old began his career with the Chiefs before landing with the Dolphins. He played for four years for both teams.

In 89 games on the professional level, Wilson has caught 218 passes for 2,499 yards and 12 touchdowns.

This is an interesting move by the Raiders, considering how deep the team is at the wide receiver position, with Pro Bowlers Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow leading the way for the Silver and Black. However, it remains to be seen if Wilson will see any time on the active roster.

Along with these two moves, the Raiders have waived wide receiver Tyron Johnson and placed tackle Justin Herron on the Reserve/Injured List. Herron was recently acquired by the team in a trade with the New England Patriots.

The Raiders will try to make it two wins in a row this week, facing off against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night.