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Pryor begins practice a spectator

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • plunkhead

    Obomadontcare will fix that

  • Davy Jones

    Pryor wouldn’t do it. At least not this year. And frankly, he shouldn’t.

  • NewEra S&B

    Anyone interested in rugby?

  • The_Judge37

    Hopefully Mastrud is, because he needs to be off this team already.

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

    quit being such a negative nancy. we’re going to stomp the Houston Boots, right Plunk !?!?

  • the invincible dr robert

    why do pryor guys think mcg must be amazing in his first start, on the road?

    but they make excuses for pryor to no end.

    what about the bad OL and WR that make it impossible to succeed?

    lol. he just has to look like a passer.

  • SnBG

    Thank you, I feel better now. Go Raiders!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    No lose bet. Well played.

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

    Mustard will do his best “Todd Christensen” this weekend.

  • plunkhead

    : ) Raiders 38 – boots 13

  • SnBG

    Can he do that on his back?

  • the invincible dr robert

    no sacks in his first 15 attempts.

    he’s likely to pass around 20-25 times.

    quick reads, decisions, and throws eliminate a lot of the so called phantom pressure.

  • RediaR

    Is he supposed to fly?

  • the invincible dr robert

    well, i thought pryor would, since he is a space god.

  • Davy Jones

    You say a 69 passer rating and he’s golden. Pryor had a 120+ passer rating game and he isn’t golden. Why do you think a UDFA should start over Pryor if he can’t play better than Pryor’s SECOND best game this season? (Denver, 112)

  • NewEra S&B

    A rookie UDFA has never started an NFL game and won. If any of you can think of one I’ll gladly oblige.

  • the invincible dr robert

    pryor has had 9 starts to get his 69 rating.

    if mcg shows passing ability that is better than pryor (not hard), he should get more.

  • the invincible dr robert

    this is the position DA put us in when he demoted our vet.

  • SnBG

    Dreaming I’m always dreaming
    Dreaming love will be mine
    Searching I’m always searching
    Hoping someday I’ll find
    Someone, someone to love me
    Someone who needs me but until then
    Well I’ll keep on dreaming
    Keep right on dreaming
    Dreaming till my dreaming comes true

  • yoblackbooty

    Im excited to see mcgloin get a shot hopefulky he can show he got the goods

  • Davy Jones

    Flynn demoted himself.

  • SnBG

    McGloin

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hey! I posted the lyrics to ‘The Great Pretender’ for him yesterday.

  • loyal

    Have a feeling it’s going to be rough this weekend

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. his 83 rating, 240 yards, 1 td and 1 int are better than most of pryor’s games.

    the facts. deal with them.

  • Davy Jones

    Closest are Warner and Romo. But neither were true rookies.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Served it up on a Platter.

  • the invincible dr robert

    except what i say ends up being the truth.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You DID cheer up, didn’t you?

  • NewEra S&B

    Flynn is currently unemployed. The facts. Deal with them.

  • SnBG

    Feelings, nothing more than feelings. Trying to forget my feelings of love. Teardrops rolling down on my face. Trying to forget my feelings of love

  • the invincible dr robert

    maybe. the texans have the #1 defense and a top ten offense.

    at their place, with a rookie qb.

    i just wanna see promise from mcg.

  • The_Judge37

    As long as our players give good effort against 2 win teams, that’s all that matters

  • Davy Jones

    Actually, Mighty Matt Flynn is now a fourth string QB in Green Bay. As soon as either Rogers or Wallace returns, he’ll be cut AGAIN. Unless, in the interim, he finds a way to justify Bobbles love.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Had a feeling it wasn’t going to be the last two weeks…

  • RTF916

    RIP TC. 57 is way too young. And don’t get the wrong idea from his liver complications. Todd was not a drinker. I’ve read all of the books about the great Raider teams, and Todd, along with Marcus Allen, was one of the reputed non partiers. In fact, in training camp he and Marcus were banned from the players’ annual air hockey tournament because their sobriety gave them an advantage. That was Raider training camp in the ’80s for you.

  • yoblackbooty

    Mcgloin just might have a good game u never know…not much film on him he gets rid of the ball….not as mobile or athletic as pryor but his skill set my be what we need as a change up

  • the invincible dr robert

    u need to stay informed.

    flynn is a packer.

  • NewEra S&B

    I stand corrected.

  • Davy Jones

    There was the fact of his 17.4 rating and two interceptions in Chi. Those actions of his are facts that YOU can’t deal with. He demoted himself.

  • NewEra S&B

    Fourth string I hear… Well deserved don’t you agree?

  • SnBG

    Todd was also a poet. Publish some work.

  • the invincible dr robert

    wrong a gain.

    wallace is on IR.

    flynn is backing up tolzien, but tolzien will have a short leash.

    GB is in the hunt and they won’t ride the youngster long if he struggles.

    rodgers is out for several weeks.

  • Davy Jones

    Not to mention the crybaby look in his eyes on the sideline in Washington.

  • willy91137

    McGLION WILL start Sunday

  • the invincible dr robert

    ur very misinformed.

    rodgers is hurt. wallace on ir.

    tolzien starts with flynn #2.

    as soon a s tolzien struggles, it’s flynn time.

  • Davy Jones

    Wow, you sound like a Packer fan. Good for you.

  • NYCRaider

    lol..key sentence in your post.”flynn is backing up tolzien” lol all he does is back up

  • 0ak R8rs

    Jeff Garcia won a game or two.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Only two Raiders I’ve met, talked to a bit, and shook hands with. Todd and Otto.