Raiders Cut Rookie Quarterback Tyler Wilson
(NEW YORK) — Some thought that the Oakland Raiders found great value in former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft. As it turns out, the team has decided to cut him before the regular season even starts.
Wilson played in just two of the Radiers’ preseason games, and he did play admirably. He completed 11 of 20 passes for 93 yards.
Instead of keeping Wilson, the Raiders surprisingly have decided instead to keep former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. Wilson was the sixth quarterback taken in the draft, while McGloin went undrafted.
Wilson’s future in the NFL is now uncertain. He had a stellar college career during his time with Arkansas. In his senior year, he threw for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, McGloin threw for 3,271 yards and 24 touchdowns compared to five interceptions.
McGloin is expected to serve as the third string quarterback behind Matt Flynn and Terrell Pryor.
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