The Oakland Raiders have added another player to the team. Less than a week after drafting an offensive lineman with their first pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie added another offensive lineman to the squad. This time, with the signing of the first ever Chinese American to be drafted in the NFL in Ed Wang.
Wang was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played in six games with the Bills his rookie season, but was released in 2011 due to s thumb injury. Now that he is healthy and ready to play again, the Raiders have brought him in as a back up tackle to add depth to a rather thin offensive line unit.
With rookie Tony Bergstrom likely to start off his NFL career at the guard position, the Raiders needed more depth at tackle. With Wang, McKenzie hopes the Raiders have found a solid back up and potentially another guy who could push Khalif Barnes for the starting right tackle position. The Raiders already have 2011 third round pick Joe Barksdale competing at that position, but the Raiders can use all the help they can get. Another body means another possible player to take over the Raiders weakest position on the offensive like at right tackle.