August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Martez Wilson (95) prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Cut LB Martez Wilson; Miles Burris Likely To Be Activated

UPDATED 5:40 p.m. 11/19/2013

Less than a month after claiming him, the Oakland Raiders waived linebacker Martez Wilson on Tuesday, likely to make room on the roster for linebacker Miles Burris to be activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Per the Raiders’ official Twitter account, Wilson was removed from the roster today:



Burris has spent 21 days practicing and has to be activated from the physically unable to perform list, placed on injured reserve or waived, per

Burris has spent the entire season on the physically unable to perform list after a slow recovery from offseason knee surgery.

He was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2012 out of San Diego State and wound up starting 15 of 16 games last season on the weak side. He had 62 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and four passes defensed as a rookie.

Wilson saw action in three games for the Raiders since he was claimed from the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 23, but did not record a tackle.

Wilson was a third-round pick by the Saints out of Illinois in 2011 and started one game as a rookie, making 13 appearances in all. He had one sack and five tackles along with a forced fumble as a rookie.

In 32 career games for New Orleans, Wilson logged five quarterback sacks and 18 tackles, while defending two passes and forcing two fumbles. He also had a blocked punt with New Orleans.

Perhaps his best game came in the NFC Divisional Playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers in January 2012, when he recorded 1.5 sacks in the Saints 36-32 loss at Candlestick Park.

At the time Wilson was signed, defensive coordinator Jason Tarver told

“He’s shown the ability to rush the passer. It’s a new team for him, so all we know is what he does from this point forward.”

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