2nd-round pick signs after Raiders arrive at camp

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm •  Published: July 24, 2013
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The rest of the rookie class has signed, including fourth-round quarterback Tyler Wilson, who finalized his deal on Tuesday and got to camp with the rest of his teammates a day later.

"I knew it was going to be worked out," Wilson said. "Glad we got that finished. Now it's about moving on toward camp and figuring out a way to win games. So, that's the exciting part. We're all ready to move forward and get things going."

The Raiders are in the second year of a major rebuilding project under general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen. Most of the roster has been overhauled since they took over following the 2011 season and much of the focus has been on shedding big contracts and former high picks who failed to work out in Oakland.

About 40 percent of Oakland's salary cap will be dedicated to accelerated bonuses for players no longer on the team, leaving little money for stars or depth. But the players remain optimistic about the team's situation.

"I think coach Allen and Mr. McKenzie have done a great job in this offseason, and I think we've done a great job in this offseason in the OTAs and minicamps," offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom said. "I think all the pieces are there now and it's just a matter of getting them working together in the right way in this camp."



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