RAIDERS SIGN FORMER PATS RECEIVER KRISTIAN WILKERSON: PATRIOTS WEST?
The Las Vegas Raiders have added former New England Patriots wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson to their ranks. With former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels now at the helm of the Raiders, many are calling the team “Patriots West” due to the number of former Pats players on their roster. The addition of Wilkerson is yet another savvy move by the Raiders, who are looking to build a championship-caliber team in the Nevada desert.
Since former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels became the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022, he has brought in an army of former patriots.
Wilkerson, who was an undrafted free agent out of Southeast Missouri State, spent the last two seasons with the Patriots, primarily on their practice squad. However, he did make his NFL debut in 2020, catching one pass for 12 yards in a game against the Miami Dolphins.
At 6-foot-1 and 214 pounds, Wilkerson has good size for a wide receiver and has shown flashes of potential in his limited NFL action. He will likely compete for a roster spot with the Raiders during training camp and could provide depth at a position where the team has struggled in recent years.
The Raiders have made a concerted effort to add talent to their roster this offseason, signing several high-profile free agents and making several trades to improve their roster.