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

  • Raider O

    That’s what I thought. Dude…. You are tripping.

  • the invincible dr robert

    lol. sho nuff.

  • RTF916

    Every year is a rebuilding year until you’re in playoff contention. We’re still in.

  • the invincible dr robert

    but now my impostor will say ur another one of my handles, giving validation to this handle.

    apparently he thinks it’s me, 143 of my handles, him, and 3 other guys.

  • RTF916

    An effective internet troll. [slow hand clap]

  • the invincible dr robert

    the fact u think we are still in it goes hand in hand with u thinking pryor is the best option.

    both show u are:

    1) 12
    2) crazy
    3) a fan that doesn’t know better

  • SnBG

    I believe Mike Vick will be a FA next year.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i talk football.

    having a different opinion make people call me a troll.

    stupid. and weak.

  • RTF916

    No, let him have the title. Imagine that, your only accomplishment in life being something you’re too ashamed to tell an actual living, breathing person about.

  • the invincible dr robert

    lol. i’m working and blogging.

    who said anything about achievements?

    ur not a living, breathing person?

    ur jealous of my blogging skills, aren’t u?

  • the invincible dr robert

    he needs to be treated like the dogs he killed when they weren’t useful to him anymore.

    (not serious but kinda)

  • krawf

    He did his time get over that s@#t,U condem Vick about some damm dogs but I bet U commend Zimmerman for taking a human life

  • SnBG

    It’s not that Rob posts a lot. It’s about what happens after he posts. He’s got a lot of trained monkeys that respond to his posts.

  • the invincible dr robert


  • Dakota

    $1.7 Trillion to insure 26K people.

    Stimulus Bill: It cost $4.1 million to create each new job.


  • the invincible dr robert

    who said that?

  • Raider O

    That’s sad. You made me feel sorry for him for a few secs, but I’m over it now.

  • Scourge of the East

    No, but I can still hope, Doc.

  • the invincible dr robert

    treating animals that way shows ur a sociopath and lack empathy.

    people like that are dead eyed emotionless dangers.

    i have never said anything about zimmerman.

    sounds like ur making pretty bigoted assumptions.

  • SnBG


  • the invincible dr robert

    cmon. it’s why u come here.


    like ur fav sitcom.

    and i’m the fonz.

  • krawf

    And like i said he did his time so leave it alone

  • the invincible dr robert

    lol. boo hoo.

  • the invincible dr robert

    doing some time in prison doesn’t often change a person.

    and why do i have to leave it alone?

    i find what he did repulsive.

  • KoolKell

    Are those Rush Limbaugh figures?

  • the invincible dr robert

    well, the political talk is starting.

    that ought to spice things up.


  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Overwhelms by sheer numerical advantage. Not dominate.

  • RTF916

    And as with all trollish political comments, I’m sure these numbers are not skewed in the slightest.

  • SnBG

    Is Hulk playing this weekend? I thought it was to early for him to start?

  • the invincible dr robert

    that’s called student body left.

    overwhelm and dominate.

  • krawf

    And sometimes it does change a person,much much worse goes on than killing a damm dog,and Vick hasnt been in any other situations since then,has he?So leave that alone

  • the invincible dr robert


  • RTF916
  • SnBG

    Let me be a troll for a minute……. Conservatives are the bain to progress in America.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i didn’t say others aren’t worse.

    that argument is weak.

    i talked about vick and what he did.

    i shall talk about it if i want.

    i suppose u think it’s no big deal cuz they were just animals and he runs fast.

  • DJ Johnny

    That’s true. We don’t know if McGloin gives a worse chance or not. We ASSUME he will suck. The only excitement I have in seeing him play is it will be something different.
    Who knows?

  • krawf

    No its no big deal because he did his time for his transgressions so im not rehashing the past especially not over no dogs and I own a pitbull myself

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He’s practicing, but the pundits doubt he’d actually start after this long. Wouldn’t shock me. At least suit him up. Maybe not if Pashos Mcants and Watson are all a go.

  • Raider O

    Let me be a troll for a minute

    A minute? What about the last few months?

  • Scourge of the East


  • the invincible dr robert

    so don’t talk about it.

    but don’t tell me i can’t, cuz i will.

    and ur owning of a pit bull may mean u feel the dog is a symbol of tuffness, similar to him, and not cuz u love animals.

    most pit bull owners have them for the wrong reasons.

    ur defense of vick makes it seem that way.

    and ur characterizing it as “over no dogs”, shows that u think of them as objects and not living things.

    which is in line with most of the vick-like pit bull fighting fans.

  • krawf

    You act as if you have never made any mistakes in life,maybe it didnt warrant incarceration but everybody makes mistakes its whats learned from them

  • RTF916

    You mean, having no health care solution whatsoever, and just continuing to have uninsured people flood into emergency rooms is not progress? 🙂

  • Checkmate, you win…. Lol……

  • 8raiderreign8

    Stimulus was 2/3 bank bailout. Keeping financial institutions in place were invaluable.

    Ask Europe

  • Scourge of the East

    Good night from the East Coast!

    You, too, Doc.

  • the invincible dr robert

    sure, mistakes.

    vick laughed and leered as animals tore each other up for his amusement.

    then “threw them away”.

    the whole thing reeks of animalistic psychosis.

    he has said some nice things since, but things like that tend to stain u forever.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Seconded. Supposedly he didn’t really have a hand in it directly other than giving some money to a friend and providing a place. But even if he wasn’t slobbering and cheering on the mayhem, he’s still reprehensible IMO.

  • RTF916

    Well, the banks were supposed to lend the money to qualified applicants, that was the whole point of the stimulus. And instead they socked it all away in foreign accounts. How were they able to do this? Remember those pesky little regulations that Republicans insisted we didn’t need? doh….

  • Raider O

    I couldn’t help myself. He asked for it. A minute? Still lol.