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Darren McFadden might suit up Sunday, Terrelle Pryor probably will

Darren McFadden AP

The Raiders could get Darren McFadden back this week.

The running back has missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain, but he’s been able to practice this week and earned a questionable designation for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Coach Dennis Allen didn’t go any further than saying that McFadden would be a game-time decision and McFadden also stopped short of declaring himself ready to go for this week’s game.

“I’m just working hard,” McFadden said, via Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “Whatever happens when Sunday gets here, I’m going to roll with it.”

If McFadden does play, he could share a backfield with Terrelle Pryor. Allen said that the team anticipates putting the second-year quarterback on the 46-man roster for Sunday’s game.

There were reports earlier this week that the Raiders were talking about how to use the 2011 supplemental draft choice as the season winds down, although it isn’t clear how much or in what role they’ll use him. He’ll be the third quarterback this weekend, which means Matt Leinart will also be active, and the Raiders could try some packages designed to make use of Pryor’s speed.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is out again for the Raiders while running back Mike Goodson joins McFadden as a game-time call.

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12 Responses to “Darren McFadden might suit up Sunday, Terrelle Pryor probably will”
  1. walker615 says: Nov 30, 2012 4:05 PM

    Im guessing David Stern is on the phone right now with Goodell, telling him to fine the Raiders if they don’t start Pryor.

    After all, the Raiders would get a lot more viewers for Pryors first start, and that’s what sports is all about, right Davey boy? Ratings?

  2. tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 30, 2012 4:14 PM

    Only the Raiders would waste a 3rd rounder on a project… Heck, they wasted a 1st rounder on a project/now bust in Rolando..
    A top 10 pick for a project in DHB… And the list goes on…

    If I’m in college an awaiting the draft, I’m praying the Raiders don’t pick me. If they do I know I probably wasn’t that good.

  3. wayne1693 says: Nov 30, 2012 4:17 PM

    All we are saying…is give T.P. a chance!

  4. tinbender2000 says: Nov 30, 2012 4:40 PM

    About time they see what they have. The season’s in the toilet, is he closer to a bust or a Kaepernick?

  5. araidersfan says: Nov 30, 2012 4:47 PM

    I think Pryor is classic Al Davis waste of a pick. He has the same athletic ability that Ronald Curry did but at least Curry was willing to switch positions (to WR) and was only a 7th round pick. Pryor refuses to switch from QB and was a 3rd rounder.

    Having said that, I see no harm in letting Pryor play some series. The season is lost anyway and if he confirms my firm belief that he’s no better than Tebow as a QB then at least the Raiders can go about getting a decent backup QB (assuming Palmer is still the starter in 2013).

    McFadden is a confirmed waste and should be traded or cut next spring. It’s such a shame that our salary cap situation prevented us from retaining Michael Bush.

  6. sicklnick121 says: Nov 30, 2012 4:59 PM

    This guy doesnt have it upstairs to be a QB, Sorry I know him to a point being from PA around the area he is from. Saw plenty of HS games..Would love to see him as a WR OR TE now that is where he belongs

  7. gibbyfan says: Nov 30, 2012 5:19 PM

    I’m the first ot agree that the Raiders made some real bad picks over the past tne years or so as their once genius owner apparently lost his mind –however, cant blame them for taking MClain–he was highly regarded by pundits and teams alike.
    Nobody knows wther TP will make it or not–that’s the point of letting him play so that questions can be answered and the team can move forward. I’m hopiing he can be a pleasant surprise which the Raiders badly need.

  8. radrntn says: Nov 30, 2012 5:32 PM

    sicklnick121 says:
    Nov 30, 2012 4:59 PM
    This guy doesnt have it upstairs to be a QB, Sorry I know him to a point being from PA around the area he is from. Saw plenty of HS games.
    ——–
    one of the best posts I have ever read……..glad to know Nick that you know more than every scouting service that exists that not only rated him the #1 High school qb in the nation, but also the # 1 overall player in the country. He was also the USA Today’s Athelete of the Year as well. Plus he had every Div 1 school offering a full ride, where he elected to attend OSU where he started as a true freshman……. So just want to say how much I appreciate that you know more then professionals that know a thing or two about talent.

  9. raiderapologist says: Nov 30, 2012 5:59 PM

    tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 30, 2012 4:14 PM

    Only the Raiders would waste a 3rd rounder on a project… Heck, they wasted a 1st rounder on a project/now bust in Rolando..
    ————
    You’re entitled to your opinion, but that doesn’t mean you should share it. Especially when you don’t know what a “project” is, in football terms. People might think you’re stupid.

  10. vipod4ever says: Nov 30, 2012 6:45 PM

    tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 30, 2012 4:14 PM

    Only the Raiders would waste a 3rd rounder on a project… Heck, they wasted a 1st rounder on a project/now bust in Rolando..
    ————
    A project? DHB perhaps, but not McClain. All the experts at the 2010 Draft said he was the best LB prospect.

    Unfortunately, the experts can’t prospect the heart & mind.

    Manti Te’o is the truth, and needs to be our first pick come the 2013 draft….Raiders have only selected 9 Irish in their 52year draft history, and of those 9, only 2 in the round 1&2…Tim Brown & Dave Casper…..we need Te’o, we need his heart & mind.

  11. londonps says: Nov 30, 2012 7:29 PM

    Yes I’m going to watch a raiders game!! Go tp

  12. boctavious says: Dec 1, 2012 8:59 AM

    Please let TP play so that he can get crushed by the Browns solid defense…I think that would be fitting justice for the state of Ohio.

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