Former Raiders QB Tyler Wilson clears waivers, could be signed to practice team

Aug 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Tyler Wilson (8) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Tyler Wilson, waived by the Raiders on September 1st, cleared the waiver wire today and remains unsigned according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. The Raiders have one spot available on their eight man practice squad and could elect to sign Wilson to it if they wish to keep him in the organization.

Wilson played five years at Akansas before he  was selected in the 4th round at 112th overall by Oakland in the 2013 draft. He struggled in the preseason and was even outplayed by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. Despite playing for a Raiders organization entirely in need of a real starting quarterback (Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn continue their competition to see who can manage to be the worst starting QB in the league), Wilson was apparently so abysmal that not even his mid-round selection could save him. The fact that no other team in the league wanted to give him a shot speaks volumes.

Wilson can sign with any practice team that offers him a contract. In 2011 after a 3638 yard, 24 touchdown season, Wilson was considered by many a 1st round talent. He had a much shakier 2012 season, finishing with 3387 yards and a 21/13 touchdown/interception ratio, and that dropped him down to the 4th round. It’s amazing to see a guy fall that fast.

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Tyler Wilson

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