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Raiders Sign Former Chiefs WR Ahead of Week 5 Clash

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed a veteran wide receiver ahead of their Week 5 game.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed a veteran wide receiver ahead of their Week 5 game. / (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Two fierce AFC West foes meet in Week 5 as the Las Vegas Raiders travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Las Vegas will look to get its season back on track by pulling off an upset on Monday after starting the year just 1-3.

Now it appears the Raiders may be getting some extra intel on the Chiefs before this divisional clash by adding one of their rival's former players.

Las Vegas Raiders News

Las Vegas is signing wide receiver Albert Wilson ahead of Week 5, according to his agents. The veteran wideout began his career in KC, playing in 55 games (including 26 starts) for the Chiefs from 2014-2017.

Though the timing of this signing is notable, it's likely just a coincidence. Wilson was last seen in Kansas City catching passes from Alex Smith, so it's not like he has the inside scoop on this Patrick Mahomes-led offense.

Wilson most recently spent his last three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in 34 games for Miami (12 starts), recording a total of 94 receptions, 955 yards and 5 touchdowns.

At the very least, Wilson provides some experienced depth for the Raiders, whose wide receiving corps has already taken a hit in the early going with Hunter Renfrow missing two of four contests so far. Renfrow's status is up in the air for Week 5 as he works his way back from a concussion, so Wilson could hear his number called if the slot threat is out once again.

FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds peg the Chiefs as big 7.5-point favorites over the Raiders in their impending primetime showdown.

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