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Raiders release fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson

ALAMEDA — The Raiders reduced their glut at punter and quarterback Sunday by releasing Chris Kluwe and waiving fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson.

The club also announced they had claimed two players on waivers, guard Antoine McClain and defensive tackle Brian Sanford.

The Raiders had no media availability Sunday, so coach Dennis Allen was not available for comment.

With Wilson, the Raiders gained an unwelcome distinction: He was the highest pick in the 2013 NFL draft to fail to make a 53-man roster.Taken at No. 112 overall, Wilson played well in rookie camp, minicamps and organized team activities, but quickly fell behind undrafted free agent Matt McGloin on the depth chart during training camp.

As Wilson's practice time dwindled behind Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and McGloin, so did his chance to play in the exhibition season. He didn't play at all in the second and third games. His passing line was 11 of 18 for 93 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. McGloin was 20 of 35 for a team-high 279 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Wilson, who received a $491,000 signing bonus, could be added to the practice squad should he clear waivers, although it would seem a team in need of quarterback help would be intrigued by a fourth-round draft pick.


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