By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 3:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Tennessee Titans signed rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson from the Raiders practice squad and placed him on their 53-man, active roster, the Raiders confirmed.
Teams are permitted to make offers to players on other teams’ practice squads, as long as acquired players are placed on the 53-man roster.
In turn, players can turn down an overture from another team or that player’s current team can entice him to stay by offering him more money to remain on the practice squad.
The Raiders selected Wilson in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft. He showed some promise during offseason workouts but failed to build upon his early success.
As a result, the Raiders waived Wilson at the end of training camp. A short time later, the Raiders re-signed Wilson and placed him on their practice squad. They waived him midway through this season, as well, only to re-sign him to the practice squad again.
Both times, no team claimed Wilson off waivers. Now, the Titans opted to take a chance on Wilson, given their bleak situation at quarterback.
The Raiders signed defensive back Johnny Adams and placed him on their practice squad in a corresponding move.