Oakland Raiders new offensive lineman Ed Wang (photo by NFL)
The Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of offensive lineman, Ed Wang. The signing is to bulk up their offensive line heading into camps. Wang was a round five pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2010 and play six games as a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 2010.
The 6-5, 321-pound Wang didn't play last season after going down with an injury and was waived-injured by the Bills. He entered the league as the Bills' fifth-round selection (140th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, becoming the first-ever Chinese-American player drafted into the league.
The Ashburn, Va., native was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team selection at Virginia Tech in 2009 at both offensive tackle positions. He played primarily at guard in the NFL. He may be a bit big to play offensive guard in the Raiders' zone scheme and could be a candidate to back up Jared Veldheer at left tackle.
Athletes run in Wang's family. Both of his parents were members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970's and his younger brother David Wang also plays football for Virginia Tech.