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Raiders Sign QB Tyler Wilson to Active Roster


QB Tyler Wilson (8) has been signed to the active roster. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Oakland Raiders have signed QB Tyler Wilson to the active roster, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Saturday.  

Wilson has spent the entire season on the Raiders' practice squad after re-signing with the club on Sept. 2. He was waived on Sept. 1. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder was selected by the Raiders in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.  

The native of Greenwood, Ark., played collegiately at the University of Arkansas, appearing in 37 career games with 24 starts over four seasons. He set school records with 7,765 passing yards and 593 completions, and totaled 52 career touchdowns passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career scoring strikes. Wilson finished his career ranked second in school annals with 7,721 yards of total offense. As a junior, he became the first quarterback in school history to earn All-SEC first-team recognition after throwing for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns.  

To make room for Wilson, Oakland has waived DL Brian Sanford.

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