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Raiders sign first-round draft choice

Updated May 12, 2023 - 2:52 pm

One day after signing five of their nine rookie draft picks to contracts, the Raiders signed first-round pick Tyree Wilson on Friday.

The seventh overall pick in last month’s draft, Wilson signed a four-year, $25 million contract that includes the fifth-year option NFL teams have on all first-round picks.

Wilson began his college career at Texas A&M before eventually transferring to Texas Tech. The 6-foot-6-inch, 270-pound defensive end played 44 career games and registered 121 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.

Wilson is expected to push for major playing time in a pass-rush rotation that includes Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.

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