For Albert Wilson, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. That being him in a Raiders uniform.
The veteran receiver was signed to the Raiders practice squad back on October 7, prior to their game against the Chiefs. Wilson wasn’t activated for that game, but was called up to the active roster on October 11 as the team headed into its bye week.
Coming out of their bye week, first year receiver DJ Turner was activated off injured reserve and with it, Wilson’s time with the Raiders came to an end. Which means he never even got a chance to put on a Raiders uniform.
Turner had an outstanding preseason with the Raiders, earning himself a roster spot as a reserve slot receiver and return specialist.
Coming into this game, starting slot receiver and punt returner Hunter Renfrow is questionable with a hip injury. Potentially making Turner’s return a crucial one.
Even if Renfrow is able to go, having a backup option is valuable. And it might be smart for the Raiders to let Turner handle the punt return duties, just in case.
Along with the swapping out of Turner and Wilson on the active roster, the Raiders released Tyron Johnson from the practice squad. He had been signed to the practice squad on the same day Wilson was called up from the practice squad to the active roster, making it possible Wilson could sign back to the practice squad.