Tuesday, the story took another turn when the Raiders released their first depth chart. McGloin actually is listed ahead of Wilson as the third-string quarterback. McGloin is an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, whom the team did not sign right away. Wilson is a fourth-round pick out of Arkansas. In the offseason, there was much speculation that Wilson could vie for the starting job as a rookie.
This latest news, though shows Wilson is far from making that a reality. Wilson now must overtake Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and McGloin if he wants to be the starter this year. That’s a long road. Wilson’s biggest problem has been his consistency.
Still, it’s will difficult to fathom Wilson not on the Raiders’ 53-man roster, even if the three other quarterbacks play well. Cutting him and trying to stash him on the practice squad would be difficult.
There are a couple of depth-chart moves that stand out: Rookie Sio Moore is a starting outside linebacker. It looks like the Raiders are going to show Moore the field and hope the instinctive, talented third-round pick never leaves it.