The Seahawks will reportedly get a visit from free agent defensive end C.J. Wilson as they attempt to continue to bolster their depth up front.

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The two position groups the Seahawks seem to be continuing to try to address as the free agency period continues are the offensive and defensive lines.

The latest apparent candidate to become an addition on the defensive front is C.J. Wilson, according to a report today from PFT reports that Wilson will visit the Seahawks next week (though that could come later in the week with Seattle GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll expected at the NFL League Meetings in Phoenix beginning Sunday and lasting through Wednesday).

Wilson, a 6-3, 300-pound defensive end, played in 16 games for the Raiders last season, starting seven. He played last season on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $795,000.

He played the 2010-13 seasons with Green Bay, which drafted him in the seventh round in 2010 out of East Carolina.

As his Raiders’ bio stated of his Green Bay career “his best season in 2012, when he played in 11 games and made seven starts, posting 37 tackles (18 solo), 2.5 sacks and one pass defensed. Wilson played a key role on Green Bay’s defensive line during their Super Bowl run in 2010, playing in all four games – including starting Super Bowl XLV – and totaling six tackles (five solo) and one sack.”

Wilson had two sacks and 23 tackles last season. Two of his tackles came in Oakland’s 30-24 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Nov. 2.

Wilson, who will turn 28 later this month, was rated the No. 27 4-3 defensive end in the NFL last year by Pro Football Focus, which gave him a grade of minus-4.3 for rushing the passer but plus-3.4 against the run (he ranked one spot behind O’Brien Schofield, who signed last week with Atlanta).

Here’s a little scouting report on Wilson from a recent piece from, which urged the Raiders’ to re-sign him: “This run stopping DE had a fairly decent season with the Raiders in 2014,  showing some surprising pass rush abilities. He’s being allowed to test the market. Should he not find what he’s looking for elsewhere, bringing him back would be a good idea.”

And here’s a story with some background on the end of his Green Bay career.

Seattle has needs to fill in depth up front, having yet to re-sign defensive end Demarcus Dobbs and tackle Landon Cohen, each unrestricted free agents who played down the stretch last season, and having lost Schofield.

Seattle got a visit last week from free agent defensive end Anthony Spencer, who played last year with Dallas and remains unsigned. Seattle also on Thursday signed defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, previously of Cleveland.