Raiders To Sign CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

After five seasons in Atlanta, Blidi Wreh-Wilson will head west. The veteran cornerback agreed to terms with the Raiders on Wednesday, according to his agency (Twitter link).

This marks the sixth straight year Wreh-Wilson has signed a contract. The Falcons kept the former Titans third-round pick around via a series of one-year deals.

Wreh-Wilson played 41 games with the Falcons, operating mostly as a backup. Despite not lasting throughout his rookie contract in Tennessee, the eight-year veteran has managed to carve out a decent career for himself. The Raiders showed interest just before the draft, hosting him on a visit in late April.

The Raiders have brought in multiple veteran corners this offseason, with Casey Hayward and Rasul Douglas now in the fold. The team also drafted Nate Hobbs in the fifth round. Las Vegas used a 2019 second-round pick on Trayvon Mullen and acquired Damon Arnette in the 2020 first. The team has taken a few swings at this position, which has proved difficult to fill.

Wreh-Wilson, 31, did start 11 games for the 2014 Titans. But he settled into a second-string role soon after, and the Titans cut him after their 2016 training camp. Despite not starting any games last season, Wreh-Wilson intercepted a career-high three passes. The 6-foot-1 defender has four picks in his career.

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