ALAMEDA – Tyler Wilson’s tenure with the Raiders is reportedly over. The Tennessee Titans claimed the rookie quarterback off the Raiders practice squad on Monday evening, according to the Nashville Tennesseean.
The Raiders wouldn’t confirm initial reports and the transaction hasn’t been officially posted. Wilson was at the Raiders practice facility on Monday afternoon going through his daily routine.
The Titans’ acquisition marks an unceremonious end for a Raiders fourth-round draft pick who never lived up to expectation. He was supposed to compete for a starting, backup or emergency quarterback job out of training camp. He fell behind undrafted rookie Matt McGloin early in training camp and never recovered.
He was the highest 2013 draft pick cut released before the regular season, went unclaimed and was placed on the practice squad. He was promoted for two games when a sprained knee sidelined Terrelle Pryor, but never saw game action.
Wilson was released again on Nov. 27, went unclaimed for a season time and was re-assigned to the practice squad.
The Arkansas product rarely saw the field in the preseason. He played in just two exhibition games, and was 11-for-18 for 93 yards. Head coach Dennis Allen said then that he fell behind in learning the scheme and was demoted to fourth string.
Practice squad claims are common at seasons end, especially for teams not expected to make the playoffs. They can claim a player off the another team’s practice squad, store the player for a few weeks and retain their rights when rosters expand after season’s end.
The Titans have three quarterbacks on their active roster. Jake Locker is expected to start for Tennessee next season – he’s on injured reserve right now – and Wilson will compete for a reserve role next season.