Albert Wilson, a new WR for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Just in time for their biggest game of the season thus far, the Las Vegas Raiders are beginning to feel better. The team is hoping to avoid going 1-4 while visiting Kansas City to play the Chiefs. Hunter Renfrow, a wide receiver, has been back at practice this week, which is fortunate because it shows he seems prepared to play football again. Due to a concussion, he missed the previous two games.
Renfrow is expected to return, but the Raiders have chosen to bolster their wide receiver depth. The team has signed veteran wide receiver Albert Wilson, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wilson has signed to the practice squad.
Just so you know, Albert Wilson has been signed by the @Raiders to the practice squad.
— Vincent Bonsignore on October 7, 2022 (@VinnyBonsignore).
Wilson’s signing is intriguing because he previously played for the Chiefs for four seasons, starting 26 games. That was prior to Patrick Mahomes’ tenure, though, as he left the team in 2017. After that, he transferred to the Miami Dolphins, where he played for another four years. Wilson has good speed; prior to entering the NFL, he ran a 4.43 40-yard dash. He was most recently cut during training camp while playing for the Minnesota Vikings. He’ll be a strong veteran presence for the Raiders and is well-versed in Andy Reid’s style of game-calling.
Renfrow Talks Fumble Against Cardinals
The final play of the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals was when Renfrow suffered a concussion. The Pro Bowler fumbled the ball on the play, and it was returned for a touchdown in overtime, resulting in a defeat. For the past two weeks, Renfrow has been forced to watch from the sidelines because he cannot make amends. Despite this, he is determined to avoid failing the team again and is not attempting to forget what happened.
It’s important to keep in mind, Renfrow said on Thursday. “I doubt you’ll forget. You carry with you and learn from both your successes and failures. I therefore see it as a chance. Although it wasn’t something I wanted to happen, it will teach me and help me practice taking care of the ball. By acting ethically, hopefully it will help us win some games later in the season.
Despite the fact that Renfrow’s fumble significantly contributed to the team’s defeat, his teammates didn’t hold it against him.
Many people came up to me in the locker room and told me they had experienced something similar before, said Renfrow. So it gave me a chance to get to know them better. Negative things do occur, but as long as you can look for the positive, it’s not the end of the world.
Raiders Will Need Big Offensive Game on Monday
If Renfrow does indeed play against the Chiefs on Monday, it comes at the perfect time. Las Vegas would still need to score a lot of points to defeat Kansas City even with the best defense in the NFL. The Chiefs are averaging 32.3 points per game through four games, which is second-best in the league.
This season, the Raiders’ offense was expected to be strong, but they haven’t quite gelled. When Renfrow, Darren Waller, and Davante Adams are healthy, the team must finally demonstrate the offensive potential.
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