ALAMEDA, Calif. — While Oakland Raiders trainer Jon Gruden obviously sees something in quarterback Nathan Peterman, in addition, he believes he will do some thing for Peterman afterwards signing him to the team’s practice group.

“We can simply take him to the off season system,” Gruden said of Peterman. “Watch if we are able to re start him and get him going.”

Gruden, however, was quick to point out that Oakland signed up Peterman only as insurance with Raiders backup A-J McCarron straight home in Alabama following the arrival of his kid, Cashas well as the Raiders unsure if he would return.

“He is around the practice group at this time,” Gruden said. “I want to emphasise it to everyone — he is on the club “

Gruden has some familiarity with Peterman after dealing with him in 2017 on his own QB Camp show on ESPN. Peterman also began his collegiate career in Tennessee, at which Gruden started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the’80s.

“I did like the fact that I return to this University of Tennessee, where he came from,” Gruden said. “I spent a lot of time .

“I like what he did in Pitt. “I like what he did in that game, in Clemson. He revealed some true pocket presence and a few true informed. He is an athletic guy. I understand he’s had any problems in Buffalo, but again we’re discussing our practice-squad quarterback here. We have a massive game on Monday night”

Peterman, a fifth-round draft selection of the Bills, was Buffalo’s Week 1 starter this season but was benched at halftime after throwing two interceptions and completing just 5 of 18 passes for 24 yards. He also was picked off on one of his three pass efforts at Buffalo’s AF-C wildcard loss last season.

The registering of Peterman sounded off alarm bells across the globe, even if it was just to the practice group, with McCarron a way.

Peterman reported the response has never bothered him.

“I don’t really watch the media,” Peterman said. “I have not discovered any such thing. I figure that is 1 thing you know — it’s all about external sound and that is not really what I am around.

“Just that it was an opportunity, you realize, and to be, of course, around someone who’s done it for so long and is definitely a master in what he does. To learn out of good players in front of me, too, is a great prospect.”


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