Oakland Raiders waive quarterback Tyler Wilson
The Oakland Raiders have released backup quarterback and former Arkansas Razorback Tyler Wilson.
According to ProFootballTalk, Wilson’s release comes just one day after the Raiders chose to keep four quarterbacks – Terrell Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt McGloin and Wilson – past the 53-man deadline on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET. Wilson, however, has struggled in training camp and fell behind the undrafted McGloin, according to NFL.com.
Wilson was the Raiders fourth-round pick in April’s draft, which makes his waiving somewhat of a surprise as it’s uncommon for a player selected as high as the fourth-round to be let go. Despite his release, Wilson will likely find work elsewhere relatively quickly. He was cut by the Raiders, yes, but he’s still a former fourth round pick and teams are always looking for quarterback insurance.
The Raiders still have yet to announce who will start at quarterback for Week 1.
Oakland also released funny-man and outspoken character punter Chris Kluwe after Marquette King emerged as the winner of the punter competition.