Typically, Tuesday is the last day of the week on which decisions to suspend or not suspend players are communicated. That’s because the first official day of preparation for the next game starts on Wednesday.
For Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a source with knowledge of the situation says there has still been no decision on the appeal of his five-game suspension. Which likely means that the suspension won’t be lifted before the fourth game of it.
At this point, the only real question is whether Pryor will get any, some, or all of his five game checks. If the suspension is lifted, he’ll make up only one week of practice — and he’ll be able to play in only one of the five games.
During the suspension, Pryor is allowed to work out at the team facility. He can’t participate in practice.
It’s unclear why it’s taking so long. Given the controversial nature of the NFL’s new approach to delaying the entry of players and coaches who have run afoul of NCAA regulations, if nothing else the decisions should be made on a far more timely basis.