Raiders add two undrafted free agents

The Oakland Raiders have signed two rookie free agents, the team announced today. Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, a defensive end from San Diego State and offensive lineman Todd Wike from the University of Maryland signed as rookie free agents following the 2003 draft.

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila played in all 13 games for the Aztecs in 2002 making 45 tackles and has led the team in sacks for the past two seasons posting five sacks in each of the last two seasons. The 6-5, 275-pound defensive lineman hails from Los Angeles and attended Crenshaw High School where he was named all-conference at defensive end. His brother, Kabeer, is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers after being drafted out of San Diego State in the fifth round of the 2000 draft. The Silver and Black also signed offensive lineman Todd Wike from the University of Maryland. The versatile athlete played center, guard and tight end for the Terrapins. The 6-3, 305-pound Wike earned All-American first-team honors from ESPN and added All-Atlantic Coast Conference and Academic All-ACC first-team honors to his resume. He was also the recipient of the James M. Tatum Award, given to the Terps' Lineman of the Year. Wike started 12 games at center and one contest at left guard in 2002 and had a streak of 35 consecutive starts while at Maryland.

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