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Pryor doesn’t play in preseason finale

Terrelle Pryor, Eddie McGee AP

Despite a widespread belief that Raiders rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor would play in the preseason finale against the Seahawks, Pryor was all dressed up — but he had no place to go.

Pryor didn’t play at all, and now he won’t play until the Raiders’ sixth game, at the earliest.  His five-game suspension becomes effective this week, and while he’ll be able to participate in meetings with the team and work out at the facility, he’ll be barred from practicing with his teammates.

Coach Hue Jackson told NBC’s Michele Tafoya before Sunday’s Saints-Raiders game that Pryor would play in Friday night’s game at Seattle.

“I thought about it, but there was so much pressure and having to call plays that he hadn’t had a chance to practice,” Jackson said after the game, according to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com.  “I didn’t want to put him in an uncomfortable situation.  I don’t think that’s fair to the kid.”

Pryor successfully dodged the media after the game, telling Gutierrez, “I’ve got to go get something.”  Later, Pryor told another inquiring group of reporters that he had to “go to the bathroom.”

He’ll have plenty of time to go see a man about a horse over the next five weeks.  Before that, it would have been nice to get his reaction to being left in the stable on Friday night.

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22 Responses to “Pryor doesn’t play in preseason finale”
  1. damnskins703 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:03 AM

    Damn he’s already starting in Oakland LOL

  2. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:11 AM

    It has been nothing short of football- hell watching Kyle Boller play this preseason.

    If Jason Campbell gets hurt and Boller is 2nd string the sky will fall on Raider Nation like an extinction level event… He’s far worse than Jamarcus Russell.. Not even close.

  3. xxxviichamps says: Sep 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    A Raiders coach making a smart decision!?

    Good choice Hue…why rush with this kid?

  4. cletusvandam says: Sep 3, 2011 10:19 AM

    His jersey number almost matches his wonderlic score

  5. tatum064 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:21 AM

    raiderlyfe510 says:
    Sep 3, 2011 10:11 AM
    It has been nothing short of football- hell watching Kyle Boller play this preseason.

    If Jason Campbell gets hurt and Boller is 2nd string the sky will fall on Raider Nation like an extinction level event… He’s far worse than Jamarcus Russell.. Not even close.
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    The only difference between he and Cam Newton is …. Terrelle Pryor is faster. Put him in the Wild Hog with Taiwan Jones and DMC and you have a stealth weapon of the 22nd century. Jackson will change the game, if this kid has his work ethic together.

  6. canetic says: Sep 3, 2011 10:27 AM

    Why is Pryor dodging media? He’s wasn’t the first overall pick in the draft who then got snubbed during preseason. He’s a disgraced college player who had to beg the NFL to allow him in the supplemental draft, and then he was drafted by the Raiders. There are no expectations for him. He probably won’t play this year anyway.

  7. masterblaster78 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:34 AM

    Smart move not putting him in. Let him study the playbook while he’s suspended and learn more instead of throwing him into the fire and lose his confidence.

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 3, 2011 10:35 AM

    They were never gonna play Pryor. They needed to see all they could of Edwards and Boller in game action. They know they’re gonna keep Pryor. It was possibly the last chance to see the other two in a game before one of them is released after week 5 when Pryor comes off suspension.

  9. Tribe&Browns&Cavs says: Sep 3, 2011 10:39 AM

    Four years later this game will be know as Pryor’s prime.

  10. tkraw33 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:45 AM

    Can’t comment. Gotta drop a deuce.

  11. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 3, 2011 10:48 AM

    @T64

    I have no problem with Pryor. Its the Raider way to chase greatness, and Pryor is worth the gamble. If he develops he’s gonna be a monster.

    my beef is with Boller…man it’s unbearable to watch. Pretty sure that’s why all the violence happened at the 49ers game. Paying $50 for a ticket then sitting through a half of Kyle Boller QBing would make Ghandi want to slap somebody.

  12. raiderapologist says: Sep 3, 2011 10:52 AM

    canetic says: Sep 3, 2011 10:27 AM

    Why is Pryor dodging media?

    He was probably either afraid of saying something lame, or was instructed to keep his mouth shut. I was hoping Jackson would play him, just to see if he’s any worse than Boller and Edwards.

  13. stampnhawk says: Sep 3, 2011 10:59 AM

    I’m guessing your coach telling the national press and presumably you, that you’re going t o play, and then go nsvk on that promise, is just as “unfair” to the kid. Its also placed him in just as an uncomfortable situation with the press as would’ve been handing the ball off or throwing screen passes against Seattle’s 3rd stringers in the 4th quarter of a nothing game.

  14. lexnekst says: Sep 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    if he was a white Jake locker nobody would put all this pressure on he guy. “Just give him time”

  15. lexnekst says: Sep 3, 2011 11:04 AM

    His jersey number almost matches his wonderlic score

    ———————————————————– Dan Marino scored low on the Wonderlic too, and he did alright as a QB. But nobody talks about that.

  16. 7pints says: Sep 3, 2011 11:30 AM

    It’s because he couldn’t learn any plays!

  17. souldogdave says: Sep 3, 2011 11:48 AM

    Well, if the Raiders didn’t have so much else to worry about, they could have had a gadget or two to dial up. But they have much larger worries than Pryor. His time/chance will come.

  18. radrntn says: Sep 3, 2011 11:57 AM

    who really cared if he played in this last game or not besides the media, who needs the raiders.

  19. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 3, 2011 12:21 PM

    T. Pee got an Al Davis Tatty on his throwing arm Thursday so they had to sit him until it heals. It only cost him an autographed jock strap, so well worth it!

  20. jw731 says: Sep 3, 2011 1:12 PM

    “Put him in the Wild Hog with Taiwan Jones and DMC and you have a steath weapon of the 22nd century”
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    Christ……….How delusional can fans get?

  21. hobartbaker says: Sep 3, 2011 1:24 PM

    @cletusvandam – Go back to sexually abusing the livestock, cletus. Pryor scored 22 on his Wonderlic Test. He was a Big 10 All Academic selection at Ohio State. Which is a university. Like that big place y’all drive past sum times when yer takin’ slaughtered hogs to the city.

  22. rayguyreturns says: Sep 3, 2011 3:47 PM

    “Pryor doesn’t play in preseason finale”
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    Frankly, I thought none of our guys played in the preseason finale.

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