The Raiders signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert to their practice squad this week to give themselves a healthy quarterback option with Derek Carr out and Matt McGloin dealing with a left shoulder injury.

Gilbert can still be added to the active roster in time to be in uniform against the Texans on Saturday afternoon, but it appears the hope is that they can avoid doing that. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team is optimistic that McGloin will be well enough to serve as Connor Cook’s backup in Houston.