Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Sept. 1, 2013
Just over four months after selecting him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has decided to waive quarterback Tyler Wilson, according to multiple reports.
The former University of Arkansas quarterback was believed to be someone the Raiders could groom to potentially battle for the starting job. But after a fairly solid offseason at OTAs and mini-camp, Wilson struggled in training camp and preseason while seeing his reps cut into mightily by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin.
Wilson saw two series in the preseason opener, but didn't see anymore preseason action until the final quarter of the preseason finale. McGloin was receiving third-string reps behind Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor. On numerous occasions during training camp, Wilson would often go an entire 11-on-11 drill without receiving a rep.
The move also gives McGloin the nod as the team'a third-string quarterback.
As the 112th overall pick in the draft and a quarterback with solid numbers in a strong conference, Wilson will likely be claimed off waivers rather quickly eliminating the chance for the Raiders to stash him on the practice squad.