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Raiders Waive Wilson

By Bess Shapiro



Quarterback Tyler Wilson, a fourth-round pick by the Raiders this year, has been waived by Oakland. Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images
Quarterback Tyler Wilson, a fourth-round pick by the Raiders this year, has been waived by Oakland. Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders have waived rookie fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson. Wilson, a quarterback out of Arkansas, had a rough training camp and ranked fourth on the depth chart behind undrafted free agent QB Matt McGloin. Because he was Oakland’s No. 4 QB, Wilson really needed to prove himself in preseason but was unable to impress the coaching staff.

As a Razorback, Wilson had 249 completions for 3,387 yards in his senior year. He also had 21 TD passes and 13 interceptions. In preseason, he played in only two games, passed for 93 yards and was sacked twice. He looked his best against the Seahawks, but didn’t get any favors from the offensive line, which couldn’t seem to protect him off the corner.

That leaves the Raiders with three quarterbacks -- Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and McGloin.