Vic Tafur is reporting that a league source has informed him that the Raiders are not signing QB Seneca Wallace after all.
- Tafur adds that there’s still a chance that the Oakland could sign Wallace, but it probably won’t happen until some point down the road.
Reports from yesterday indicated that the Raiders were signing Wallace, but apparently that is no longer the case.
Tyler Thigpen was also brought in for a workout, so he too could be in consideration for the team’s backup quarterback job.
Ian Rapoport reports that Vince Young worked out for the Raiders on Wednesday as well, and actually “looked good.” Troy Smith was also in attendance on Wednesday.
We’ll have more as the news becomes available.
Oakland also brought in Tyler Thigpen for a workout earlier on Tuesday, but apparently elected to go with Wallace.
Wallace joins Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor as the team’s current group of quarterbacks. It will be interesting to see if they end up drafting another quarterback in next few weeks, or if they willing to move forward Flynn as their likely starting quarterback. There’s at least a chance that Wallace could be released before the start of the season.
Wallace is in consideration for the Seahawks backup quarterback job, but it appears as though the competition is really between Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn, although Thigpen has a shot at the job as well.
Wallace, 32, was out of the league last season, so it would be at least somewhat surprising to see someone commit to him being their backup quarterback at this point in time. The draft has plenty of developmental options that could turn out to be reasonable investments, so it would make sense to see the Raiders hold off on adding another quarterback until after the draft.