Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor cleared for full contact, but Raiders still waiting final evaluation Saturday before naming starter

Dennis Allen announced on Friday that Terrelle Pryor has been medically cleared for full contact, putting him in a position where he can go out and play on Sunday against the Washington Redskins

For now Pryor is officially listed as questionable on the Raiders injury report, but his activity level increased from Thursday’s practice to Friday’s workout and Allen now has the league’s approval should he name Pryor as his starter on Sunday.

Allen, who came under fire from the NFLPA for allowing Pryor to go back out and finish the drive after sustaining the concussion on Monday night, will get one more evaluation before deciding if Pryor will play.
“It’s not something we have to do, it’s something we want to do,” Allen said to the press after Frida’s workout. “We want to do right by this kid.”

The Raiders will not announce their starting quarterback before Sunday’s game, partially for competitive reasons as Allen took advantage of the uncertainty at quarterback leading up to Week One against the Colts. That time Pryor got the start, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Pryor will not play on Sunday earlier in the day, but now with full clearance it seems highly likely that Pryor will make the start in what is a must win game at home for the 1-2 Raiders.

If the Raiders decide Pryor cannot go the team will start Matt Flynn, who has had success in back up situations in the past. Leading Green Bay on two occasions when Aaron Rodgers could not make the start for the Packers.



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  • Silvia Arredondo

    Im hoping and praying he will start! We are still early in the season n we need this win!

  • Bob

    So, Pryor was ruled out on this site yesterday, but not by a credible JBB blogger. People need to slow down and quit writing things until they happen. Can you tell things like this frustrates me?

  • Jetlife510

    Yeah just dont get our hopes up!

  • Fernando Maestas

    Not to knock on any particular lineman because all but two players are
    playing out of place… what I mean by that is…, Yes I know that
    Barnes played LG and Garode played G and Brisell played G as well but,
    it’s not the positions they are getting paid for. I like the depth but
    its a tough task all the way! This line doesn’t really even know how
    good it is right now and neither does most of the Nation, however; if
    Flynn starts on Sunday, we will all know how good or bad the Line is. We
    know they have to work out the kinks in the run blocking department…I
    didn’t see one decent hole created on Monday Night.. it’s tough to mesh
    with such little time. So far this season, I know I saw at least 12
    sacks that didn’t happen because Pryor is so elusive… Flynn, not so
    much. Really, it’s the big test Sunday! We need these winnable games as
    we all have already started “The Return of Veldheer” count down clock!… Kudos to
    the OL for not getting hurt and to be able to stick it out another week,
    im saying that with my hole heart. The line that will play on Sunday
    will have only played together a combined 3 weeks, not to mention Pashos
    and Garode were late additions and didn’t get the full preseason.
    Believe me when I say this… McFadden is an absolute beast and he is
    not getting any kind of holes what so ever.. it is not his fault! It’s
    so disgusting and so Frankenstein, that DMac could hardly speak to the
    press. I know DMac… you cant say it so Ill say it for you,… Our
    Frankenstein OL is Fricken ugly, sour and is festering all over the
    place! These parts need to mend now! We are working with some new parts
    mixed with old parts which is ok, however; nothing is lining up correctly.. “pun
    intended”… DMacs time here in Oakland depends on this line to stick it
    out for at least 5 more weeks and to get better now! If they continue
    to pass block the way they have, Flynn, if he plays, is in trouble too.
    You may not see it but replace Pryor with ANY other non mobile QB and you will see
    it. Lets go Line! Pryor is saving a lot of players asses right now… yeah, like the entire offense. Nothing on Flynn because I think he can be really good but, this line, if they cant get better, will be praying for Pryor’s return as their jobs too will be in jeopardy.


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  • Raider3

    TP, hopefully they don’t rush him back to play and hopefully this isn’t a regular occurance because the rules will not allow it. Just think where Steve Young’s career would not have gone with today’s rules.

  • Ricky Bobby

    It’s no secret DA set TP up to get KTFO in order to start his BOI TOI Flynn

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