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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.

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  • _Mista_

    I will bet you 1,000 the number of sacks is greater than 8

  • the invincible dr robert

    umm, u don’t seem happy. u seem desperate.

  • Dakota

    Just heard about Todd Christensen. 57 wow, RIP. He was a word artist. Anyone know why he was having surgery? Did he have heart problems or cancer or something?
    Man, that sucks.

  • JOn Wooah

    Judging by that Vide.. Tp2 has 3 wins.. 1 less then Palmer. Trolls cant handle that

  • RediaR

    1,000 what?

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

    Barack is a POS President, but has good taste in women..

  • Raider O

    Tatum: buckeye
    C Carter. HOF WR: Buckeye
    Eddie George
    There is a Buckeye on most active rosters

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He’s working on that but just had to post.

  • NewEra S&B

    JJ Watt is breaking the single game sack record. Unfortunately.

  • Raider O

    Thx bro.

  • JOn Wooah

    dont worry DJ.. the flyn trolls are proven wrong at every step. Keep holding out for the coach u want. THese trolls are unhappy and bored with their day. Deep down they dont like it.

  • JOn Wooah

    Lmao.. try 12. see flyn’s start.

  • The_Judge37

    Not if Sherlock Holds has anything to say about it.

  • Davy Jones

    To displace Pryor, McGloin will have to do pretty well, either throw three touchdowns or win. Two touchdowns won’t really start the convo- especially in a loss.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Ongoing liver issues and other ailments.

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

    didn’t you hear Tony Pashos is back?

  • the gay dr danny

    lmao. how pathetic are u?
    posting “new post” just to get attention?
    wow.
    u really have reached a new low, boy

  • RediaR

    Flynn is gone. Get with the times.

  • SnBG

    12, do I have 13, anyone 13.

  • plunkhead

    Coaches lie and take chances or maybe TP hid it real well

  • NewEra S&B

    Oh I heard.. but I still didn’t jump for joy.

  • the gay dr danny

    nothing? lol

  • the gay dr danny

    IGNORED AGAIN?

  • RediaR

    Two would double Pryor’s passing output for the last 4 games.

  • the invincible dr robert

    posters ignore u cuz they hate u.

    u have tied up the board with ur obsession for how long?

    i’m a deadbeat dad and abandoning husband?

    lol. i though u said i didn’t have a family.

    i love the cross posting allegations, by a cross poster.

    that one is just beyond u isn’t it?

    nobody seems to be obssessed with me but u.

    but u can’t answer this: why do u care so much?

  • The_Judge37

    Kalif Barnes jumped early for joy.

  • the gay dr danny

    ok, lol, I’m done.
    ur last 35 posts, as YOU, got zero replies, except for one poster sayin ur a faqqola.
    zero replies.
    I’ve made my point, u useless knothead.
    ur as u always were
    a nobody

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

    why are people freaking out about JJ Watt? ever since draft day you guys have been telling me “Monster Menelik” is the next Art Shell or Jonathan Ogden..

  • SnBG

    We’re at McGloin gets sacked between 6 and 12 times.

  • Jim Jesus

    hard to argue with the truth

  • NewEra S&B

    You’re on a roll this afternoon mate. Bravo.

  • Davy Jones

    Against 3rd stringers. Gonna go out on a limb and say J.J. Watt gets to McGloin. Your narrative of a quick release avoiding sacks is going to be tested. IF McGloin starts, let’s not forget.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    More remarkably, he held that pose.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i don’t work?

    love it.

    i’m working now.

    but u seem to have time all day and all night to obsess about me.

    lemme guess, ur convinced that no one ever talks to me so when u see someone that does, they must actually be me.

    ur a riot.

  • The_Judge37

    He (Todd Christensen) was a devout Mormon who didn’t drink, and family members believe his liver problems began 25 years ago after a “botched” gall bladder operation, his son told the AP.
    ——–
    Pretty sad that surgeries are what did him in. RIP#46

  • NewEra S&B

    Not I. Watt is killing off come game day.

  • Davy Jones

    McGloin will have to have a better game than Pryor has had all year, not over the last 4 games.

  • SnBG

    God we suck on Offense.

  • the invincible dr robert

    do better than a 69 rating and he’s golden.

  • nolimits3333

    If you give doctors enough time, they will kill you.

  • the invincible dr robert

    bye

  • _Mista_

    Well while the dllar is still alive lets go with that. By 2016 the dollar will be gone.

  • nolimits3333

    Put Pryor at WR and Reece at halfback.

  • Davy Jones

    *rolleyes*

  • RediaR

    Yes, that’s the proper mindset for a modern person.

  • the invincible dr robert

    not to u. u respond to every one.

  • the invincible dr robert

    not by my biggest fan

  • RediaR

    I’ll bet you a $1,000,000 that’s not true.

  • SnBG

    McGloin will not be able to have a 69% passer rating while he’s on the ground.

  • SnBG

    OK, lets do it.