Tyler Wilson is a Raider once again. The rookie quarterback was released on Sunday, cleared waivers on Monday and was signed to the practice squad later that afternoon.
Although cornerback D.J. Hayden was the team’s top prospect acquired in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Raiders had high hopes for Wilson as a viable option under center in the near future.
Unfortunately, Wilson failed to live up to expectations during training camp and throughout the preseason losing out to fellow rookie Matt McGloin for the third spot on the quarterback depth chart.
With McGloin emerging as the better of the two rookies and both Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn securing the top two spots, the team chose to part ways with Wilson, but the Arkansas product may still have a future with the team moving forward.
Other notable cuts that were made in order to get the roster down to 53 players was punter Chris Kluwe and kick return specialist Josh Cribbs.