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Pryor feels ‘great,’ might start Sunday if he passes non-mandatory test

ALAMEDA – Starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been medically cleared for full contact and to play again, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday. However, Pryor has to pass one final concussion-related test before Allen signs off on Pryor’s return to game action.
Pryor did far more at practice Friday than he did at any point this week. As a result, Allen said, the Raiders want to see how he responds to the increased workload the day after.
“It’s not something that has to be done,” Allen said. “It’s something that we want to do to make sure. I want to make sure we’re making the right decision for this kid.”
Pryor passed the series of league-mandated tests before Friday’s practice. If he passes the non-mandatory test Saturday, there’s a strong chance that he will start against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Allen said.
“I feel great,” Pryor said about 30 minutes after practice ended. “I was told, today I took my final test in the morning and passed. It was an impact test, and that was probably the hardest one.”
Well, he still has the additional test the Raiders are throwing at him as a “precautionary” measure, in Allen’s words. Pryor didn’t know about the added test until asked about it.
He said he feels as if he is 100 percent healthy. Just the same, he is appreciative of the Raiders regard for his safety and well being.
“That just shows they take care their players … ,” Pryor said. “That sounds wonderful that they’re looking at (another test). At the end of the day, prevention is definitely more key than trying to jump from one game” to the next.
Allen said he isn’t going to make a definitive announcement for competitive reasons. But he made it sound as if there’s a realistic chance of Pryor starting ahead of Matt Flynn.
“We haven’t made that decision,” Allen said. “The biggest thing is, I like where he’s at. I like where he’s at mentally. Medically, we’re going to continue to evaluate him. He’s cleared medically. We want to get one more evaluation on him tomorrow to see how he responded. But, he’s making a lot of progress.”
Pryor took a few snaps and wore a helmet at Thursday’s practice, according to Allen. However, Pryor did not wear a helmet and attempted only one pass during the media access.
Most coaches are hesitant to start a quarterback who hasn’t practiced much the week before the game. Allen’s history puts him in this camp. Therefore, it was imperative that Pryor get in some practice time.
Allen is comfortable with Flynn or Pryor starting, given Pryor started the first three games this season and Flynn got the bulk of the reps with the first-team offense in practice this week.
In the end, the Raiders are taking an abundance of caution and making sure that Pryor isn’t at risk of further injury.
“I’m going to make the right decision based on his health and make sure we do the right thing for him,” Allen said.

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  • the soulful dr robert

    since the change.

    all dr robert posts are tallied.

  • the soulful dr robert

    ur a true moron.

    and a stone liar.

    a complete loser.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    if Reggie & Dennis were smart, they would have have woo’d Peyton Manning too. Then trade Palmer if he agrees to terms. Carson lost all his trade value after he went 4-12 and got injured. Maybe we could have got a 2nd rounder trading him a year earlier?

  • the soulful dr robert

    never posted as other than me.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Al_istheRaiders

    im starting the boos early if flynn is out there…

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You plan on booing the starting Raider quarterback?
    What the f-k is wrong with you?
    If Pryor has a concussion and can’t start, the backup QB starts.
    End of story.

  • the soulful dr robert

    cuz he’s not a raider fan. he’s a pryor fan.

  • the soulful dr robert

    i’m ALWAYS a raider fan. that’s why i want the best qb.

    two td passes in three games?

    get real.

  • RealTruRaider

    trippin

  • RaidingTexas

    Flynn to win!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Hell, been at games where Vince Evans played, Wade Wilson, freaking Aarron Brooks…any slacked jawed troglodyte can root for his guy, but a die hard roots for his team.

  • the soulful dr robert

    indeed

  • the soulful dr robert

    notice how all the idiots who claimed i wasn’t a raider fan cuz i think pryor stinks, are immediately getting ready to boo flynn and diss him.

    not raiders fans by their own definition.

  • RaidingTexas

    I’m not gonna boo him. If he starts, I’m in it to win. It was just a funny pic. Get over yourself.

  • RaidingTexas

    You really think Manning wanted to play behind that O-line???

  • the soulful dr robert

    how about this one?

  • MetalRaiders

    So you would be happy that the Raiders just score 3 points?? First of all, are you a medical doctor? How do you know how long it takes to come back from a concussion? Every person is different and we don’t know how severe it was. Since he has received clearance from the NFL medical staff than why not put him out there?? If the Raiders had a better offensive line to protect Flynn than maybe I would feel differently. But they don’t and Flynn just stands there like a deer caught in the headlights and he will be eating turf all day. Or did you not see the preseason games?? Sad or not Pryor gives the Raiders the best chance to win.

  • the soulful dr robert

    this is the passer.

  • LTR

    I have to say, I had season tickets in LA and it got to the point I booed Marc Wilson. But he had many chances and he was just terrible.

  • the soulful dr robert

    it’s ok to want good players.

  • seymour bush

    Last night’s game AGAIN proved my point. As the game went on, and the Ram’s fans booed, their team played worse and worse and worse. It happens EVERYTIME. It has never NOT happened. And it has happened here in the Coliseum. Sad that some people are going to boo Flynn because he is not black.

  • Al_istheRaiders

    it will be loud and constant….and well deserved!

  • the soulful dr robert

    how is it well deserved? he hasn’t played. this is what makes u a complete tool.

  • Al_istheRaiders

    and the season is over….flynn cant handoff strongly much less throw it 15 yards…

  • Al_istheRaiders

    youre the tool playing a dr on a blog….flynn svcks lost his job 3x

  • http://raiders.com/ whoknows

    Do you think it was his color that got him booed the last preseason game or the fact that he sucked?

  • the soulful dr robert

    liars lie

  • Al_istheRaiders

    flip flop knows how to do this….

  • the soulful dr robert

    don’t come around after flynn owns u. just disappear.

  • the soulful dr robert

    never waivered on anything. never cross posted.

    liars lie.

  • Raider_Riff

    His skin color has nothing to do with it.

    He’s passive
    He has no leadership
    He’s been a lil girl about his demotion

    He’s Rob Johnson 2.0

  • Theghostronin79

    1-2…Come on now
    Flynn is 0-0
    Season by season

  • the soulful dr robert

    career pryor is 1-3. he has started the last four raiders games.

    and sucked.

    and lost 75% of the time.

    the only team he beat was jax.

    yuck.

  • Raider_Riff

    RG3 ???

    No. More like RG0-3

    Go Raiders.

    Im out. Later gents.

    Remember, dont forget to sort comments by highest vote. And then click “thumbs up” on the one that is at the top of the list.

  • Theghostronin79

    Right?…….Else they’d have Booed Gradkowski right the fugg outta there.

  • Raider_Riff

    Exactly.

    If he had half the heart Grads did, he’d be a fan favorite.

  • 10centsworth

    There is a guy on here that could be/should be “The Man That Never Was”. So, you folks that decide you want him in YOUR life…forget the collapse button. Wallow in the gluttony of sheer ignorance. Enjoy.

  • Theghostronin79

    That’s what it comes down to….HEART.

  • the soulful dr robert

    u?

  • 10centsworth

    Vince wasn’t just an overachiever of the middle rank…the man HAD heart.

  • Theghostronin79

    and explain to me why Russell was Booed at a damn WARRIORS game?

  • the soulful dr robert

    i do like that ur desperately trying to get others to ignore me. classic.

  • Theghostronin79

    To quote William Wallace…
    “People don’t follow Titles……..They Follow COURAGE.”

  • 10centsworth

    I catch your drift and it makes sense to me. As far as putting him in if we are down two td’s…come on. You KNOW we want the guy (or any other non starter we got) to walk on the field, energize the team and the fans, and bring us from behind. Don’t WE?

  • Jonathan V.

    His reaction every week.. In a nut shell

  • seymour bush

    HOW DO YOU KNOW HE DOESN’T HAVE HEART? He’s never been out there. In fact, the beating he was taking early in the preseason from Alex “The Matador” Barron showed me he had a LOT of heart.

  • Theghostronin79

    You were just talking about body of work earlier. If you wanna talk down TP for his “Unacceptable-ness”….. You can’t -in the same breath- Hail Flynn for his “Ultra-Awesome-ness” either.
    Well, I guess you can. Just WTF?

  • 10centsworth

    Hello? Hmmm, must have been an echo. A plaintive echo lacking soul.

  • Jonathan V.

    Nah.

  • 10centsworth

    You must be a Libra. You eat up his gloats then. I too feel sorry for it but kinda like when I see a dog with mange.

  • Jonathan V.

    RG3 vs TP2 would be exciting but if Flynn is in then it’s best to not rush a guy who had a concussion 4 days ago. However I’ll be drinking the afternoon away and hope I can make it to work in the morning.