Raiders bring Tyler Wilson back to practice squad


Tyler Wilson is back with the Raiders, only this time, he’s making $6,000 a week.

The Raiders announced they had signed their fourth-round pick (who they cut this weekend) to the practice squad.

Wilson lost the third job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, which speaks well for the Raiders’ willingness to admit a mistake. Of course, that means they also made a big mistake.

At least now, they have an opportunity to try to develop him, and get something out of that pick down the road.

16 responses to “Raiders bring Tyler Wilson back to practice squad

  1. What this means is that Jacksonville saw Tyler Wilson’s name on the waiver wire, looked at a hurt Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, and Ricky Stanzi and said “Nah, we’re good.”

  2. Bold move by Oakland to waive him. Raider fans have gone through some hell the last decade; as a Dolphin fan, I can emphasize. Glad to see something work out of them, however small.

    McKenzie/Allen clearly knew they had to take it on the chin this year. It’s gonna be a long, long year for Oakland. They have to clear out that dead money before they can earnestly begin a true rebuild. This is a treading-water year, though if DJ Hayden and Melenek Watson develop…and they can at least determine what they have with their current QBs…it won’t be a complete waste.

    And there’s always Clowney if things get REALLY ugly.

  3. kurlypubes says:
    Sep 2, 2013 8:13 PM
    Only $6k? My oh my how ever will he cope?
    He got 406k as a signing bonus. Unless he spent it all at WalMart, he should be able to get by on 6k per week. It’s probably about what he pulled down at Arkansas.

  4. @kurlypubes

    When you go from a couple hundreds of thousands of dollars to less than $100,000 you’d feel screwed too.

    Why is it a big deal for Matt Barkley to go from possible 1st round pick money to 4th round pick money?

    The drop percentages aren’t that much different.

    In fact, we have people that used to earn $80,000, but now earn $30,000.

  5. And Reggie McKenzie is the Raiders’ savior??

    I understand that he inherited no draft selections and had salary cap problems in year 1, but to possibly waste a pick for the need to make a “run at a quarterback” is unacceptable.

    There’s a reason why players drop; other teams don’t like them. If you overrate a player and you see him drop don’t always use a pick on him. You need research behind the guy’s flaws to where you don’t waste a pick.

    I thought the anti-Al Davis way would always be better.

    Maybe it’s not because McKenzie is not doing well with these picks the way that Thomas Dimitroff, John Schneider, Rick Smith, Trent Baalke, or Mike Brown have.

    Even Tom Heckert is better with picks than McKenzie.

    The best players from 2012 were Al Davis’ picks and this guy let Dennis Allen hire two bad OC’s.

    When this is the case Mark Davis should not lose any benefit of the doubt. Instead doubt should be casted upon anyone who recommended this guy to Davis.

    If Doug Farrar of SI can figure out why Petrino QBs are bad in the NFL McKenzie can too.

    Benefit of the doubt “squandered” because Mark Davis fired Zach Brown the PR guy???

    How about seeing the good in Al Davis and Hue Jackson???

    McKenzie should be out after this season if the Raiders stink. It’s not easy to hire a head coach, but it’s easy to turn down Matt Flynn, Petrino QB’s, and OC’s with bad histories. McKenzie has failed at both and won’t do well in the future.

    Teams win more immediately now and this guy has done enough to never do so.

  6. radioactivechimp says:
    Sep 2, 2013 9:17 PM
    I’m pretty surprised that no team claimed Wilson off waivers. We was a very highly-regarded prospect until he had a bad senior year at Arkansas


    He has tiny hands and isn’t accurate. You tell me.

  7. Taking a flyer on a potential starting QB in the middle of 4th round and then finding one as a UFA is a reason for criticism?

    This is perfectly rational. If some other team had done the same thing, they’d be applauded.

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