Pryor begins practice a spectator


Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor was wearing a baseball-style cap and watching practice Wednesday during the media window as backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team.

When the team was going through stretching, Pryor was able to do leg lifts with his ailing right knee.

It remains to be seen whether Pryor will be ready to practice Thursday or Friday and what coach Dennis Allen will need to see from his starter before deciding who will play against the Houston Texans.

Pryor played the entire game in a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants but conceded afterward he was hampered by an MCL strain which hurt both his ability to run and to drive the ball with authority when passing.

There was good news on the Raiders offensive line in that both left tackle Jared Veldheer and right tackle Tony Pashos were padded up and on the field.

Veldheer, who had surgery in training camp for a torn right triceps, is on injured reserve but designated for return. His presence on the field starts a 21-day clock during which he can practice but not count toward the 53-man roster.

The Raiders can activate Veldheer at any time during that window. At the end of the 21 days, Veldheer must either be placed on the roster or on injured reserve, meaning he wouldn’t play this season.

Given the length of time Veldheer has been out, it’s an extreme longshot that he would be ready in time to face the Texans Sunday.

Pashos was the starting right tackle before missing the last four games with a hip injury, giving way to Matt McCants for three games and Menelik Watson against the New York Giants.

The right tackle spot is crucial against Houston, given the presence of left end J.J. Watt, last year’s Associated Press NFL defensive player of the year. Watt forced and recovered two fumbles in Houston’s 27-24 loss to Arizona and has sacks in each of his last four games.

Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) were on a separate field and not in uniform working with the athletic training staff before going inside when practice began.

Among those players who were not present or didn’t appear to be practicing were wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs) and McCants (toe).

The Raiders signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford to the 53-man roster and restored tackle James Cornell to the practice squad. Sanford was waived before the Giants game to bring up Cornell for depth on the offensive line _ the second consecutive week the Raiders have made that maneuver.

The Raiders also signed linebacker Chris McCoy to the practice squad.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • the invincible dr robert

    New post

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Why would anyone care what Gov. Quitter thinks about anything?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Francis keeps talking all this socialist commie stuff like “Love your neighbor” and “Give to the poor” and stuff. Can’t have any of that in ‘MURICA, now can we?

  • KoolKell

    No, Republican idiots.

  • PlunkforHOF

    irony much?

  • the invincible dr robert

    My point being that wins and losses aren’t a qb stat but if u wanna go that way, Pryor has lost a lot too.

  • PlunkforHOF

    You are such a ridiculous, pompous azzhat that I’m actually going to respond directly to you…. First sentence “winninf (try spellcheck) and losing are a team thing”.. next.. “and Pyror has lost plenty”.. Which is it? The team wins when they win but Pryor loses when they lose? Your credibility, contrary to your never-ending claims in here is ZERO. Again, the garage with the door closed and an idling car are calling you.

  • the invincible dr robert

    I just clarified it for u dingle.

    U wanna play semantics.

    I don’t care about a misspelling. I’m typing with my thumb.

    My point was obvious but u wanna play dumb.

    If u wanna ignore knowledge then beat it.

  • the invincible dr robert

    Lol. Pompous. Of course. I’m famous.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Whack-a-Mole getting the living crap beat out of him tonite. I also noticed him posting something last night from a blog who’s last notice had been from Cork.. hmmmm… anyway.. If McGloin starts I’m behind it. A chance to see what the kid can do.
    Go Raiders!

  • PlunkforHOF


  • 0ak R8rs

    No, he won’t. And you said alot of that stuff.

  • PlunkforHOF


  • prometheus

    and dumbocrats like you put the disaster Odumbass is office.

  • PlunkforHOF

    what happened to the rest of this convo..

  • SnBG

    Good morning nation. Great game day. There are so many good games today a Raider loos won’t stop me from enjoying them.

  • SnBG

    You wouldn’t have become Pres or been very effective avoiding lobbyist. There a part of the culture.