Raiders sign 4th round rookie QB Tyler Wilson to active roster from practice squad

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders announced Saturday that they have signed QB Tyler Wilson to the active roster, from the practice squad. This move was expected in the light of Terrelle Pryor's injury. Dennis Allen said Friday Wilson would be activated if Pryor was unable to play. This now cements that he will not play Sunday when the Raiders face the Texans.

Wilson was drafted in the fourth round last April by the Raiders but was beat out for a roster spot for Matt McGloin, who is expected to get the start this Sunday. He has spent the entire season on the Raiders' practice squad after being among the final roster cuts.

This will be Wilson's first game active for the Raiders this season.

To make room on the roster, the team again waived DE Brian Sanford which they have now down four of the past five weeks to make room for injury replacements at other positions.

Tyler Wilson's college bio per the Raiders' press release:

The native of Greenwood, Ark., played collegiately at the University of Arkansas, appearing in 37 career games with 24 starts over four seasons. He set school records with 7,765 passing yards and 593 completions, and totaled 52 career touchdowns passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career scoring strikes. Wilson finished his career ranked second in school annals with 7,721 yards of total offense. As a junior, he became the first quarterback in school history to earn All-SEC first-team recognition after throwing for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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