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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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  • SnBG

    It’s the jungle juice you can get here in good ol Mexico.

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. he threw the ball 6 times that game.

    in game 4, pryor was even worse.

    it was an injury combined with a stupid decision by DA.

    facts and evidence support me at every turn.

  • Davy Jones

    LOL, he backs it up for anybody, I hear. ;-)

  • SnBG

    Garcia loves him some Al Davis.

  • Davy Jones

    Two ints in six passes and that’s supposed to be an argument FOR Flynn? Facts do not support you at every turn. They are NOT your friends, are they?

  • the invincible dr robert

    he just signed.

    make posts that make sense and not just crap.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yep.

  • the invincible dr robert

    a football fan. i know things. u should try it.

  • NewEra S&B

    Found them! Max Hall in 2010 with the Falcons and Matt Moore in ’07 with the Dolphins. If history repeats itself we’ll have another “M” in the mix.

  • RTF916

    There was some documentary where Todd had interesting things to say about why L.A. didn’t work for the Raiders. Might have been the America’s Team ’83 Raiders, but not sure. Anyhow, he said something to the effect that the Raiders didn’t work out in L.A. because in L.A. you MUST sell yourself and your brand, and Al didn’t believe in that. He believed that people will come to the Raiders. Todd insisted it just doesn’t work that way in L.A. There’s too much competition for the spotlight.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Jeff Garcia.

  • SnBG

    Otto lives in my Alameda neighborhood and my wife helped him refi his house. Niciest guy you could ever meet.

  • the invincible dr robert

    all facts support me.

    flynn struggled in his first 6 passes. big deal.

    and one of those picks was on moore for turning up field when he was supposed to come back.

  • willy91137

    Tony Romo of the Cowboys

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That local stuff thay refer to as ‘wine’? Had some that was okay in Belize.

  • NewEra S&B

    Gotcha.

  • SnBG

    You got that right.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Tell em Willy

  • 0ak R8rs

    Don’t think he was a rookie. But yea. Same deal w Kurt Warner.

  • willy91137

    any given Sunday

  • RTF916

    I know a girl who worked at Otto’s Burger King in Auburn in the ’80s, and she said he was an a-hole. I met him once, however, and he was nice. I saw him at the Raider Image at the Arden Mall, in Sac, around ’07. I believe he’d just had a leg amputated. He was in a wheelchair.

  • NYCRaider

    since you have 5000 posts of crap plus another 2-5k from your crossposting , i allowed one joke to mock flynn. wonder what the record is in 1 season for a qb to get released? Flynn has to be close..lol

  • spiff

    RIP # 46……….. thanks for some great years.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Point is, there have been a few. But not many.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    All facts? So that wasn’t you on the live chat getting your facts wrong about the Bengals stretch of futility. Twice?

  • RTF916

    Not if Pryor’s healthy enough to play.

  • the invincible dr robert

    laugh it up but u should be angry.

    pryor sucks and has always sucked and we are left with a udfa rookie on the road.

    we had a good 90+ rated qb in house and DA chased him out.

  • yoblackbooty

    Thats right brotha…..according tobthe experts we weren’t supposed to win a game this year

  • the invincible dr robert

    crossposting allegations are gay.

    there is no reason to believe i do that.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    2nd MM.

  • willy91137

    666 you tell him for a change they will listen to me

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. dummy. the impostor.

    fisherman’s wharf dr robert?

    the flynntastic dr robert?

    gtfoh.

  • SnBG

    You never know. My wife thinks he is great.

  • NYCRaider

    Crazy how many other teams have rejected Flynn.

  • willy91137

    I think they started in his rookie year I could be wrong I’m not a huge cowboy fan

  • Davy Jones

    Ooh, major burn there, Bobbles. Did you figure out the difference between pass blocking and run blocking yet?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Does he live with his llamas? Or has a ranch elsewhere? Huenique Llamas, I believe.

  • SnBG

    I don’t think he is.

  • NYCRaider

    you just called your actions gay..lol..youve accused many bloggers of crossposting

  • RaidingTexas

    Romo didn’t start as a rookie.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i told u pryor sucked and he does.

    i told u flynn was good and he will soon show that in GB.

    u all should be angry with DA, not me.

    mcg? probably not the future but certainly better than pryor.

  • RTF916

    Nothing official yet. But I sure hope he’s healthy. I’d rather go with someone who has shown real talent than someone that’s green and totally untested, considering we’re still mathematically in playoff contention.

  • SnBG

    I miss Otto sitting in the box with Al.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yeah. He was at several llama shows in Quincy before the amputation. Haven’t seen him since then.

  • the invincible dr robert

    no. i said accusing me of it is gay.

    and i don’t accuse my impostor of it. i know it for a fact.

    and it’s rather obvious, given that he doesn’t always post as me.

    but if u wanna be like dan garcia, gay as he ll, go ahead.

  • willy91137

    a rookie quarterback very bad offensive line one of the best defenses in the league what could go wrong

  • the invincible dr robert

    same blockers doing the job nitwit.

    and dmc couldn’t find a hole but suddenly jennings can.

    mcg attempted 15 passes and wasn’t sacked.

    i know who is to fault and apparently u don’t.

    maybe u should learn from people who know more.

  • RTF916

    The same Matt Flynn that blew a 14-0 lead against Washington, at home? Matt Flynn might be good at something but it isn’t NFL quarterbacking.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Shown real talent? Maybe in running the football but that’s about all he has shown. There is no way he could start for another NFL team.

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope.

    seattle kept him around the entire year after finding a gem in wilson, who PROVED himself in the preseason.

    but carroll wasn’t stupid enuff to dump flynn, just in case.

    DA gave the job to an unproven highly suspect qb who never did anything to win the job, then chased flynn out in orfder to not have his shadow over the proceedings if pryor struggled.

    buffalo need someone for a couple weeks until their #1 pick got back, and they had 2 young backups who had been there all season.

    flynn was the obvious cut over lewis and tuel.