Martez Wilson DL DAL 11 Months

Cowboys signed DE Martez Wilson and waived DT Everett Dawkins.

Martez Wilson DL DAL 11 Months

Raiders waived DE/OLB Martez Wilson.

Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Saints in October. Wilson has been active three times in Oakland, but had yet to make an appearance on the stat-sheet. The No. 72 pick of the 2011 draft is running out of chances.

Martez Wilson DL DAL 12 Months

Raiders claimed DE/OLB Martez Wilson off waivers from the Saints.

Wilson was waived by the Saints on Tuesday. The No. 72 overall pick in the 2011 draft has five career sacks in limited duty through his first 33 career games. It's worth the gamble for the Raiders. Wilson can play outside linebacker or defensive end in a 4-3 defense. He'll also contribute on special teams. The Raiders waived DT Christo Bilukidi in a corresponding transaction.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Oct 22 '13

Saints waived OLB Martez Wilson.

Just two years removed from being the No. 72 pick of the 2011 draft, Wilson had been active only four times this season, playing 42 snaps. Wilson was also ineffective for the Saints' historically bad defense in 2012. It's still surprising he's being cut loose. His draft pedigree could earn him a few looks on waivers.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Sep 09 '13

Martez Wilson (elbow) said he was held out of Sunday's Week 1 win over the Falcons as a precaution.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Sep 08 '13

Saints OLB Martez Wilson is inactive for Week 1 against the Falcons.

Wilson supposedly got in a full week of practice, but we can only assume his absence is related to the elbow injury that held him out for the entire preseason. It further dilutes New Orleans' already wafer-thin front seven. The Saints have just Parys Haralson and Junior Galette at outside linebacker for Week 1.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Aug 14 '13

Saints OLB Martez Wilson (elbow) returned to practice Tuesday.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Jul 29 '13

Saints OLB Martez Wilson will miss 2-4 weeks with an elbow injury.

Wilson suffered the injury in Monday's practice. The 2011 third-round pick is expected to man the Anthony Spencer position in Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense as the strong-side edge rusher, but he's now likely going to miss a good chunk of the preseason. UDFAs Eric Martin and Chase Thomas will get even more reps.

Martez Wilson DL DAL Jul 22 '13

Saints 2011 third-round pick Martez Wilson will open camp as the team's starting strong-side outside linebacker.

The position is called "Sam" in Rob Ryan's defense, and was manned by Anthony Spencer in Dallas. The job is essentially Wilson's for the taking after Victor Butler's ACL tear. Junior Galette will play DeMarcus Ware's old position.

Martez Wilson DL DAL May 17 '13

Saints 2011 third-round pick Martez Wilson will push Victor Butler to start at strong-side outside linebacker in Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense.

Will Smith and Junior Galette are competing on the weak side. The strong side is less sack- and production-friendly, as it lines up over the tight end and drops into coverage more. Butler is the favorite because of his Dallas ties to Ryan, but Wilson could earn a situational pass-rush role in nickel packages.