Tyler Wilson clears waivers, re-signed to Raiders practice squad

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For the second time this year, Raiders rookie fourth round pick, Tyler Wilson was put on waivers and goes unclaimed for 31 other teams. And once again the Raiders have added him to their practice squad.

Wilson was called up to the active roster on November 16, just prior to the team's week 11 game against the Texans when Terrelle Pryor was unable to play with his injured knee. He was waived Wednesday to make room on the roster for the activation of Jared Veldheer who was coming off the partial season injured reserve.

The rookie quarterback had spent half this season on the Raiders' practice squad after he was among the team's final roster cuts before the start of the regular season. He was beaten out for a roster spot by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin who is now the team's starter.

At the time of his original release it seemed a bit of a surprise that 31 other teams would have no interest in the former top rated quarterback out of Arkansas. It was surprising that there was no team that, had the Raiders not chosen Wilson in the fourth round, would have jumped at the chance to see what he had to offer.

The Raiders did a savvy move in waiting until after the first wave of cuts and claims had happened before they made Wilson available. In that regard, it made some sense because teams had already settled on their rosters. But when that same player gets waived again 13 weeks into the season, one would think there was room for him somewhere. Nope. He returns to the practice squad where he will likely remain the rest of the season, barring another injury to either Matt McGloin or Terrelle Pryor.

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