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Terrelle Pryor unlikely to play on Sunday

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Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was cleared to practice in a limited capacity today, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be ready to play on Sunday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Pryor is unlikely to play for Oakland in Sunday’s game against Washington.

Pryor suffered a concussion late in Monday night’s loss to the Broncos when Denver’s Wesley Woodyard drilled him with a hit that Pryor thought was illegal but the officials (and Raiders coach Dennis Allen) thought was clean.

If Pryor is out, Matt Flynn will get the start for the Raiders. The last time Flynn started a game, it was Week 17 of the 2011 season, when Flynn started for the Packers and completed 31 of 44 passes for 480 yards and six touchdowns. Given the sorry state of Washington’s defense, perhaps Flynn will put up similar numbers on Sunday.

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  1. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Sep 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    Damn this sucks. Even with how bad the Washington defense has been Flynn might get sacked 10 times. I was looking forward to watching Pryor play and cont. to develop. He really has played pretty good. Hope this report proves to be false

  2. cfutch says: Sep 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    UGGHH! Matt Flynn is Garbage! We need Pryor!!

  3. carranofa says: Sep 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    I really like Flynn. I thought that when he was with the Packers he was great. I think given the opportunity on Sunday to play he can shine.

  4. NotoriousKDV says: Sep 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    Matt this is your chance. If you can’t succeed against this all time bad defense then it’s time to find another line of work.

  5. thermanmerman99 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    seems to be a theme going here. last week reggie bush gets held out, now prior this week hmmmmm i wonder if the NFL is sending out orders to every washington opponent to hold out their explosive players so their dream media hype machine BOB 0 and 3 can finally get a win so the media hype machine can start back up.

  6. buff80 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:33 PM

    Waaaa…he hit me to hard…waaaa

  7. ern215 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:46 PM

    Don’t believe schefter, he said we would go 0-16

  8. wojo243 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    If that was Peyton or Brady hit on a scramble like that, the linebacker would be fined $50k. Helmet to the facemask inside the tackle box.

    Peyton was calling his own penalties on Sunday meanwhile the Raiders QB gets knocked out of the game from a helmet to the head and it’s not even a flag.

  9. nbooat says: Sep 26, 2013 8:06 PM

    Don’t believe schefter, he said we would go 0-16
    __________________________________
    Yeah Schefter was way off on that one!!
    For all intents and purposes, is there really any difference between 0-16 or 1-15?
    You should be proud of your victory over Jax!
    Bwahahaaha

  10. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 26, 2013 8:15 PM

    williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Sep 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    Damn this sucks. Even with how bad the Washington defense has been Flynn might get sacked 10 times. I was looking forward to watching Pryor play and cont. to develop. He really has played pretty good. Hope this report proves to be false
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    Granted, I say this a die-hard DC fan, but it does kind of suck for yall. I think Pryor will be very good, and would definitely give Oakland a better shot than Flynn. The deal with the Redskins defense isn’t that it is bad, so much as the secondary is horrific.

    Washington’s pass rush is actually pretty good, the problem is that if a mobile quarterback like Rodgers or Vick can buy themselves a quarter of a second they are going to find an open receiver and complete the pass– same goes for a hall of famer like Calvin Johnson creating matchup problems in the defensive backfield. Basically, if Flynn plays, Oakland’s offensive line will dictate the course of the game. If they can buy him just an extra half second, he’ll be groovy, but if they can’t make up for the mobility he lacks, he’s going to get tossed around.

    Either way, I don’t think sitting out a game is going to stunt Pryor’s growth, and throwing at Angelo Hall (because he don’t play no D) might actually be bad for a young QB’s development, as he will never see another starting corner as fully-committed to losing as Hall is.

  11. flybono24 says: Sep 26, 2013 8:24 PM

    I know I don’t really believe in you or your dad, but PLEASE, sweet baby Jesus, heal up Pryor in time for the game. Flynn is hot garbage!!!

  12. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 26, 2013 8:38 PM

    better get your 3rd string QB some practice this week cause he is gonna have to play this Sunday. 98&91 are licking their chops.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    thermanmerman99 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    seems to be a theme going here. last week reggie bush gets held out, now prior this week hmmmmm i wonder if the NFL is sending out orders to every washington opponent to hold out their explosive players so their dream media hype machine BOB 0 and 3 can finally get a win so the media hype machine can start back up.
    ____________
    Ignoring how ridiculous this is, don’t kid yourselves, the media machine is running strong, they just needed to switch to a new fuel source.

    The media milked the “Good Guy” Griffin storyline for all the readership it could draw last year, so they needed to switch it up. Even if Griffin started playing like Steve Young on steroids, they are off and running with the “Loudmouth Diva” Griffin storyline now.
    “I know Shanahan isn’t going to let me play, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to play”- 4 stories, 1000+ comments
    “Griffin fined for wearing non-NFL shirt”- 200 comments
    “Garcon: Griffin doesn’t move as well with a big chunk of plastic as on his leg as he does without it”- 4 stories, 800+ comments
    “I think that’s a dumb rule”- 185 comments

    As a part of the machine myself, I can tell you that the nature of the media is to create storylines that will draw readership. Superstar Griffin is old news, and, considering how hard it is to sell new news, they’re in no rush to change horses, especially if this one still has a little juice left in the tank. And mixed metaphors aside, the media don’t need Griffin to do anything besides keep on existing.

    Besides, Lindsey Lohan and sinkholes will always outsell Mother Theresa and Make-a-Wish; so in other words, no, the media have no vested interest in Griffin’s success. I don’t want to compare the kid to Tebow, but look how much money Tebow made the media just through his inability to throw a spiral.

  14. radrntn says: Sep 26, 2013 8:49 PM

    Hail the redskins defense!

  15. favrewillreturn says: Sep 26, 2013 8:52 PM

    Favre to the Raiders!!!

  16. war27 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:09 PM

    ern215 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 7:46 PM
    Don’t believe schefter, he said we would go 0-16

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    Since Denis Allen didn’t say he was out and has one more test to pass before being cleared….I also don’t believe him.

  17. mydogsnameisvick says: Sep 26, 2013 9:36 PM

    Too bad, I was hoping Flynn wouldn’t get a snap this year and the Jaguars would trade a 2nd round pick for him.

  18. jhorton83 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Why do Raiders fans seem to hate Matt Flynn so much? I’m genuinely curious. The dude had one bad pre-season game and they act like he’s the second coming of Ryan Leaf. Is it just they have such a mancrush on Pryor that they have to bash the QB that competed with him?

  19. despenc925 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:07 PM

    hate to say it, but with pryor out, the receivers are going to get a lot more looks from an actual pass quarterback.

  20. orivar says: Sep 26, 2013 10:29 PM

    Flynn gives your team a better chance if he has an O-line. He has an arm and can make the throws but he’s about as mobile as Tom Brady.

    That’s why Pryor good for with being mobile but with no Oline again, you’re just hurting both of them in the long run.

  21. jbaxt says: Sep 26, 2013 10:54 PM

    Haha! Raiders are awful

  22. footballwithoutpolitics says: Sep 27, 2013 4:15 AM

    At least the Raiders haven’t prided themselves on regular season wins.

    Unlike the Bungals.

  23. bwisnasky says: Sep 27, 2013 6:53 AM

    Classic trap game for the Raiders.. 3pt dogs at home, against the worst defense in the NFL supposedly and against a coach that still hates them despite Al’s going to the next life, with a young team that has been fighting hard for the first time in a decade. That said, I’d rather they lose and be 1-3 and give Pryor an extra week to clear the cobwebs from his noggin than watch him become another Kevin Kolb mushmellon and be out of the league in 3 years. Pryor has been surprisingly entertaining to watch, although many of us thought he would be. I don’t know.. maybe this is Flynn’s last stand.. to show he does belong as a starter in this league. Wish he had a better line, but it is what it is.

    I’ll be rooting hard for them, but won’t be surprised to see RG1-3 this weekend instead of RG-0-4. Has Pryor had enough time to lead the team into realizing that they all need to play hard and fight, or are they looking to Flynn to be the savior and lead them as well as Pryor has shown he can? We’ll see.

    #WinWithFlynn!

  24. MyTeamsAllStink says: Sep 27, 2013 10:03 AM

    I predict Matt Flynn throws 5 touchdowns Sunday and Darren Mcfadden runs for over 150 yards.Im also intoxicated

  25. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 27, 2013 11:10 AM

    I assumed that, because they are both SO horrible, Matt Flynn and Matt Cassel were the same guy. But the stars must be aligned, because they’re BOTH going to be playing this Sunday. I’m excited to see the carnage!

  26. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 27, 2013 11:14 AM

    jhorton83 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Why do Raiders fans seem to hate Matt Flynn so much? I’m genuinely curious. The dude had one bad pre-season game and they act like he’s the second coming of Ryan Leaf. Is it just they have such a mancrush on Pryor that they have to bash the QB that competed with him?

    - – - -

    Are you serious? You do realize that Matt Cassel played for the Chiefs last year, right? Do you also realize that they were stacked with talent? Six pro-bowlers. Do they Raiders have six Pro Bowlers? Uh, no. But even with the talent around him, Cassel led the Chiefs to the top draft pick in 2013. Now, with largely the same KC team, but a real NFL QB, they’re undefeated, and look like a true play-off squad.

    So, what are you talking about?

  27. racerx1225 says: Sep 27, 2013 11:15 AM

    That helmet to helmet rule is perfectly legal as long as its a Raider on the receiving end according to the league. The game would be suspended and forfeited by the Raiders if Peyton Manning got hit like that.

  28. racerx1225 says: Sep 27, 2013 11:16 AM

    There would have been flags and penalties and fines galore if the god like Manning got hit like that.

  29. skinsfaninillinois says: Sep 27, 2013 11:23 AM

    Redskins are going to notch their first victory against the Raiders this Sunday.

  30. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    jhorton83 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Why do Raiders fans seem to hate Matt Flynn so much? I’m genuinely curious. The dude had one bad pre-season game and they act like he’s the second coming of Ryan Leaf. Is it just they have such a mancrush on Pryor that they have to bash the QB that competed with him?

    - – – -
    yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 27, 2013 11:14 AM

    Are you serious? You do realize that Matt Cassel played for the Chiefs last year, right? Do you also realize that they were stacked with talent? Six pro-bowlers. Do they Raiders have six Pro Bowlers? Uh, no. But even with the talent around him, Cassel led the Chiefs to the top draft pick in 2013. Now, with largely the same KC team, but a real NFL QB, they’re undefeated, and look like a true play-off squad.

    So, what are you talking about?
    _______
    Are you serious? You do realize Gus Freotte retired in 2008, right? Do you also realize that he never had any talent? 1 Pro Bowl fluke year. Did he ever play for the Raiders or Chiefs? Uh, no. But even with all the talent on the 2013 Chiefs squad, Frerotte never even considered running for mayor of Albequerque, New Mexico. Now, with an all-star cast, Parks & Recreation is entering its final season, and neither Tim Couch nor Josh Freeman are doing anything about it.

    So, what are you talking about?

  31. raiderapologist says: Sep 28, 2013 1:08 AM

    jbaxt says: Sep 26, 2013 10:54 PM

    Haha! Raiders are awful
    —————
    Chiefs fans love to talk. In September.

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