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Jared Veldheer practices, Terrelle Pryor doesn’t


The Raiders got an important part of their offense back on the practice field on Wednesday, but quarterback Terrelle Pryor could only watch left tackle Jared Veldheer’s first day back.

Pryor said after last Sunday’s loss to the Giants that his knee bothered him during the game after a week of downplaying the severity of the injury. The Raiders don’t seem to be taking any undue risk this week as Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Pryor isn’t practicing on Wednesday. If Pryor isn’t able to play against Houston this week, Matt McGloin would make his first NFL start.

Veldheer’s presence at practice starts the clock on a 21-day window for his activation from injured reserve with the designation to return. Week 10 may be too soon for Veldheer, who injured his triceps and had surgery this summer, to get back on the field but the offense will definitely benefit from the return of its best lineman whenever he’s ready.

Running back Darren McFadden and cornerback D.J. Hayden, both of whom missed last week’s loss to the Giants, also missed practice for the Raiders.

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10 Responses to “Jared Veldheer practices, Terrelle Pryor doesn’t”
  1. jeremyk717 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:38 PM

    We need Veldheer back ASAP. The offense has really missed him this year. I think you could move Barnes to LG and upgrade two positions at once.

  2. bambamraider says: Nov 13, 2013 3:42 PM

    Terrell Pryor is the Stanford Routt of Qb’s…without the big pay day. It just might be refreshing to see a different perspective at Qb out there on Sunday. Hey…it can’t get any worse……can it?

  3. westcoastraider says: Nov 13, 2013 3:49 PM

    TP needs to overcome his biggest hurdle, him self!!! Dudes paranoid out there, you can tell… He needs to settle down and trust his ability… The rest will fall into place from there

  4. realfootballfan says: Nov 13, 2013 3:54 PM

    This guy’s a stud.

  5. DJGrand says: Nov 13, 2013 4:03 PM

    We need them both healthy

  6. raiderfankirk says: Nov 13, 2013 7:36 PM

    Most importantly. Our guys need to catch it when they get their hands on it. Last week he did’nt need to do anything. Look at Jennings first half out put….just give him the ball and we win. Put that one on Olsen.

  7. rayguyreturns says: Nov 13, 2013 8:05 PM

    At this point wouldn’t it be easier to say when McFragile IS going to practice and play? It would surely save a lot of bandwidth.

  8. blackbeard43 says: Nov 13, 2013 10:52 PM

    Need the TEs to step up; something reliable that can catch besides D Moore.

  9. floraiders says: Nov 14, 2013 9:53 AM

    Hopefully Veldheer’s arm is good enough now to sign a contract extension !

  10. radrntn says: Nov 14, 2013 11:58 AM

    well we got wiz and watson back….hopefully Velhdeer soon enough, and maybe next year we will actually see if our first pick from 2 years ago (Bergstrom) actually can get on the field next year….Still the key addition to Raiders O-line this off season will be to resign Velhdeer, and get UFA OC-Alex Mack…then we can slide Wiz to LG where he is better suited, and he can provide depth at the center position if need be.

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