With the Oakland Raiders out of playoff contention, head coach Jon Gruden has looked at players who might fill roles in 2019. On Wednesday, the Raiders signed quarterback Nathan Peterman, who reportedly is a well-liked by Gruden.

A fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft, Peterman spent two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He played in eight games and started in four. The 24-year-old posted poor statistics, throwing four touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Peterman's career passer rating is just 32.5. He has rushed for 73 yards on 17 carries.

It was first believed that Peterman was signed to the 53-man roster. However, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network later clarified on Twitter that Peterman will be on the practice squad.

Peterman was released by the Bills on Nov. 12.

Derek Carr has started every game for the Raiders. Oakland's lone backup is A.J. McCarron, who has thrown just three passes all season. McCarron and Peterman were teammates in Buffalo.