Veteran quarterback Marc Wilson signed a one-year contract Saturday with the New England Patriots, ensuring the club will open its 1989 training camp with four experienced signal-callers.
Wilson, 32, has eight seasons of pro ball under his belt, all with the Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders, who drafted him in the first round in 1980. He spent the 1988 season out of football after his preseason release by the Green Bay Packers.Before he was let go Aug. 30, Wilson played three exhibition games for Green Bay, completing 16 of 30 passes for 109 yards.
In eight seasons with the Raiders, Wilson completed 871 of 1,666 passes for 11,760 yards. He threw 77 touchdown passes and 86 interceptions in 96 games. He had a 31-19 record as a starting quarterback.
Wilson became a free agent in February 1988. The Raiders exercised their option not to sign him.
Wilson will join quarterbacks Tony Eason, Steve Grogan and Doug Flutie in the Patriots' camp at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., in July.