Report: Rookie Tyree Wilson signs 4-year deal with Las Vegas Raiders
May 12, 2023, 12:25 PM | Updated: May 16, 2023, 9:43 am
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A day after signing multiple late-round draft picks, the Las Vegas Raiders announced they’ve signed their first-overall selection.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Raiders signed defensive end Tyree Wilson to a four-year, $27 million rookie contract.
Wilson, a defensive end out of Texas Tech, is coming off a senior year where he recorded 14 tackles for a loss and seven sacks before a foot injury cut his season short. In his three years as a Red Raider, Wilson logged 69 solo tackles, 29 tackles for a loss and 15.5 sacks. In his senior year, he was named Second Team Associated Press All-American and First Team Big-12.
Day 1. Round 1. Pick 7.
We have signed first-round draft pick DE Tyree Wilson » https://t.co/x9Yk8s5Szg pic.twitter.com/XNjJuWlatj
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) May 12, 2023
The rookie joins Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones along the defensive line. In his introductory press conference, Tyree Wilson said he is looking forward to pairing up with those two defensive ends.
“There are two other great pass rushers, Maxx [Crosby] and Chandler [Jones], and I want to come there and learn from the best and take my game to another level,” Wilson said.
On Thursday, the Raiders announced they signed:
- receiver Tre Tucker (third-round pick)
- quarterback Aidan O’Connell (fourth-round pick)
- linebacker Amari Burney (sixth-round pick)
- safety Chris Smith II (fifth-round pick)
- defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera (seventh-round pick)
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