LT Veldheer activated, QB Wilson waived

IRVING, Texas -- The Oakland Raiders activated left tackle Jared Veldheer off the reserve/injured-designated to return list Wednesday in time to make his season debut Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

But rather than cut another offensive lineman to make room for Veldheer, the Raiders waived rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson in the corresponding roster move.

Wilson was the Raiders' fourth-round draft pick and was initially cut before the preseason before clearing waivers and being signed to the practice squad. Wilson was then signed to the active roster Nov. 16.

It means the Raiders will enter the Thanksgiving Day game with two quarterbacks in starter Matt McGloin and backup Terrelle Pryor.

The Raiders' first-round draft pick, cornerback D.J. Hayden, is on injured reserve, while their second-rounder, offensive tackle Menelik Watson, was a healthy scratch last week. Third-round draft choice Sio Moore starts at linebacker.