Raiders training camp: QB Tyler Wilson 'behind from a mental standpoint', says head coach

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Tyler Wilson is having a rough go of it at training camp, and coach Dennis Allen admits that his mental game needs to improve.

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen admits that rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson has a lot of work to do. Allen told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle that Wilson "has all the physical tools but is behind from a mental standpoint." He went on to say that the rookie is "throwing the ball pretty well, it's just a matter of figuring out where it's supposed to go."

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Wilson, a fourth round pick, had a nice performance in OTAs but is struggling in training camp so far. He started off on the third team behind Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor, but has since lost third-team reps to UDFA Matt McGloin.

At the moment, it's looking like a certainty that Flynn will be the Week 1 starter, with Pryor entrenched as his main backup. The Raiders have four quarterbacks right now and probably won't carry all four on the 53-man roster. The depth chart may not be settled until the end of preseason, but if Wilson continues to struggle, a practice squad stint isn't out of the question.

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