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Raiders activate Jared Veldheer, release Tyler Wilson


The Raiders cut a quarterback Wednesday, in hopes of keeping another on his feet.

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders have activated left tackle Jared Veldheer from injured reserve/designated for return. They made room for him on the roster by waiving quarterback Tyler Wilson.

This is actually the second time the fourth-round pick has been cut this year. He cleared waivers and was placed on the practice squad the first time, before being promoted back to the 53 later. Having lost his spot in the pecking order to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, Wilson has to be considered one of the disappointments of the draft.

Veldheer has been working in practice, but didn’t start taking the full work until last week. But they must be convinced he’s sufficiently recovered from his triceps injury to be ready to contribute tomorrow against the Cowboys, which will help whoever’s under center.

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10 Responses to “Raiders activate Jared Veldheer, release Tyler Wilson”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 27, 2013 5:23 PM

    Wilson the starter against the Lions? Plenty of time for McCarthy to develop an uncanny level of confidence in him.

  2. bigshirk says: Nov 27, 2013 5:34 PM

    Awesome to have the Hulk back. With moving Barnes to LG. Line should be really solid

  3. andyr2120 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:48 PM

    Wilson will return to the practice squad. He still might be a decent backup by next year.

  4. tolan04 says: Nov 27, 2013 6:05 PM

    Yet another qb “experts” thought bills should have taken. Geno, Wilson, Barkley, nassib, they’ve all been great so far.

  5. r8rsfan says: Nov 27, 2013 6:05 PM

    Veldheer is arguably the best player on the team aside from Canton-bound Woodson.

  6. raiderapologist says: Nov 27, 2013 9:23 PM

    r8rsfan says: Nov 27, 2013 6:05 PM

    Veldheer is arguably the best player on the team aside from Canton-bound Woodson.
    Impact players are few and far between in Oakland, but Veldheer was a find for sure. Houston isn’t bad, either.

  7. bucfanforlife says: Nov 28, 2013 12:08 AM

    bucs go get wilson

  8. bucfanforlife says: Nov 28, 2013 12:09 AM

    or ttans, Vikings chargers

  9. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2013 4:31 AM

    Veldheer won’t play the whole game but I’m sure he’s be in on 3rd and long.

    Dude is a stud.

  10. pillaging4fun says: Nov 29, 2013 11:54 AM

    Another wasted pick.. Lets see Hayden 1 st Rd pick, injured gone for the season.. Wilson 4 th Rd pick, Wilson , waived.. Way to pickem Reggie McKenzie..

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