Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Titans add QB Wilson
Oakland Raiders quarterback Tyler Wilson stands on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
FAYETTEVILLE Tyler Wilson's stay in Oakland appears to be finished.
The Tennessean reported Monday that Wilson will be added to the Titans' 53-man roster for the final two games of the regular season. Wilson was signed off the practice squad of the Raiders, who took him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft earlier this season.
Wilson spent two games on the Raiders' active roster this season but did not play. He was added to Oakland's practice squad following the preseason when he was beat out at the position by Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and rookie Matt McGloin.
The Titans signed Wilson as a third quarterback option behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jake Locker. Fitzpatrick, a ninth-year journeyman, started seven games for the Titans this season while Locker was injured.
Locker was drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2011 draft.
Former Arkansas quarterback Dowell Loggains serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tennessee. Wilson will also be joined on his new roster by a pair of former Razorbacks in defensive back George Wilson and receiver Damian Williams, who transferred from Arkansas to Southern Cal following his freshman season.