Quarterback Kyle Boller reportedly will get the start for the Raiders on Sunday. Newcomer Carson Palmer reportedly won’t.
Lost in the shuffle is rookie Terrelle Pryor, the quarterback for whom the Raiders gave up a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, via the 2011 supplemental draft. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders have installed specific packages for Pryor, who could make his debut against the Chiefs.
Pryor emerged less than two weeks ago from a five-game suspension. He was added to the active roster on Monday.
Pryor and the team repeatedly have said that he is a quarterback, and that he won’t be moved to a different position. Coach Hue Jackson said in August that Pryor would make his debut in the preseason finale, but Pryor didn’t play. He remains a long-term project at the position, and the arrival of Palmer likely has extended that timetable even deeper into the decade.