Report: Tennessee Titans Pick Up Tyler Wilson Off Oakland Raiders Practice Squad

Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders player Tyler Wilson (8) walks on the field before a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATED 12/17/2013 1:10 p.m.

According to a report, the Tennessee Titans have claimed rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson off the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders.

CSNBayArea.com, citing the Nashville Tennesseean, reported the Titans made the claim Monday night.

Wilson was a fourth-round pick by the Raiders this year and was expected to compete for the starting job in training camp, but he wound up falling behind everyone on the depth chart—including undrafted rookie Matt McGloin—and was the highest draft pick to be cut at the end of the preseason.

He went unclaimed on waivers and signed with the Raiders practice squad and was added to the actie roster last month when Terrelle Pryor was inactive with a sprained knee.

Wilson was cut again on Nov. 27 and after clearing waivers, rejoined the practice squad.

The Titans have three quarterbacks on their active roster and starter Jake Locker is on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury to his foot. Ryan Fitzpatrick has taken all the snaps since Locker’s injury and John Skelton—cut earlier this season by the San Francisco 49ers—and Rusty Smith are also on the roster.

ProFootballTalk.com reported Tuesday afternoon that Skelton was cut to make room on the 53-man roster for Wilson.

Wilson was a three-year starter at Arkansas who missed most of 2010 because of injury. He threw for 7,765 yards, 52 touchdowns and 26 interceptions while with the Razorbacks.

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Tyler Wilson

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  • Bob

    A 4 – 12 team can’t afford to waste a fourth round pick like they did with Wilson.

  • PJ

    I agree! WTF is going on in that front office? I thought Madden was RM consultant? Is this the product they are putting on the field and thrown away draft pics? Im so sick of this garbage. I watch games now with disgust from kick off. Wondering what crap we will see this game! F’n joke!

  • Kevin Sarff

    I thought Mckenzie was supposed to be much smarter…He killed us in three out of the first four picks. Our margin of error was extremely low, and he played river boat gambler (not smart). Hayden, Watson, and Wilson were all very suspect at best…Sio Moore will probably be a good pick, but one out of four ain’t good. Mckenzie better get his act together soon, and quit making 3rd grader picks.

  • PJ

    Thats just how we roll….pick em and kick em!