By Steve Corkran
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Recent acquisition Martez Wilson is wearing No. 52 and taking part in practice today, less than a day after being claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. Other than that development, today’s practice looks much like the one from the day before.
That is, center Stefen Wisniewski is at practice and showing that he has healed well enough from his knee injury to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And, offensive linemen Menelik Watson (calf), Andre Gurode (knee) and Tony Pashos (hip) aren’t healthy enough to practice once again.
Same goes for strong safety Tyvon Branch, who hasn’t been able to do anything football-related since he tweaked an ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the home-opener.
At first glance, the thing that jumps out about Wilson is his height. He goes 6-foot-4 and looks more like a defensive end, a position he played some with the Saints.
It remains to be seen how the Raiders intend to use Wilson. He has the markings of an edge rusher, something the Raiders are in dire need of right now.
More later once we speak with coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver this afternoon.