Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) reacts after being called for intentional grounding during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor returns to practice Thursday, expected to start Sunday against Texans

Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on Thursday afternoon as the Raiders continue to prepare to face the Houston Texans, a team riding a seven game losing streak, the longest in the history of the Texans franchise. Pryor sat out on Wednesday to rest a sprained MCL, an injury that hobbled him in a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants last Sunday.

Matt McGloin took half of the reps at practice with the first team on Thursday as an insurance measure after taking all of the snaps on Wednesday during Pryor’s absence. If Pryor sees any setbacks it will be McGloin who gets the start, but the Raiders are expecting Pryor to play on Sunday.

From’s Scott Bair

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor participated in Thursday’s practice, putting him in line to start Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. The Raiders are playing it safe this time, splitting first-team reps (during the open period, anyway) with backup Matt McGloin.

Coach Dennis Allen was unaware of Pryor’s condition last week when the MCL sprain of Pryor’s knee resulted in a very ineffective day for his starting quarterback. This week Coach Allen knows exactly what he is dealing with and it will be interesting to see how the next couple of days play out. If Pryor does play it will be because Allen thinks his starter is healthy enough to do the job required of him against the Texans defense on the road.

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