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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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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • EMRaiders

    So u and flynn back together now doc?

  • RTF916

    He’s thrown great passes, too. And, do the runs not count? When he scrambles for 30 yards, do the refs walk it back to the line of scrimmage, because QBs are just not supposed to scramble? When he flew past the Steelers’ D for a 100 yard touchdown, did the refs take the 6 points off the board, because QBs are supposed to be pocket passers?

  • the invincible dr robert

    he blew the lead? it’s a team game, dummy.

  • SnBG

    The only reason I met him was because my wife would call me and tell me when she had a Raider in her office. She’s met so many Raiders over the years going back to Stabler and Hum.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i don’t care about him at all, other than to prove to u idiots that i was right.

    u never stop doubting me, no matter how many times i’m right.

  • RTF916

    Yes, it’s a team game, dummy. And Flynn’s pick 6 killed the team’s momentum. There’s a reason he’s on his 3rd team this year.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    What happened last week again?

  • the invincible dr robert

    he performed better in that game than most of pryor’s starts.

    FACT.

  • RTF916

    What did happen last week? Did Matt Flynn pass for 400 yards and throw 7 touchdowns? No…wait, those are his career stats.

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

    Sure if you like college football running QB’s are great but you do realize the NFL today is a “passing league” and Pryor does not have an NFL caliber throwing arm. If your happy with his growth as a QB then your either myopic or have a very low football IQ.

  • RTF916

    Sure, if you don’t count the result of the game.

  • the invincible dr robert

    no, the runs ddon’t count.

    a qb has to be able to pass in 2 minute drills and 3rd and longs.

    and he hasn’t made any great passes, just a few solid ones, in between lots of lousy ones.

    he earned his 69 rating.

  • NYCRaider

    how has flynn proved you right..by getting beat out by TP2 ,or by a backup emergency qb in Buffalo beating him out? youve yet to be right about Flynn..remember your 9-7 prediction.

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. winninf and losing are a team thing.

    and pryor has lost plenty.

    he sucks. get used to it.

  • EMRaiders

    U idiots?… Way to stay classy doc.

    Flynn is terrible, and pryor eventhough he is struggling, does not suck. And is wayyy better than flynn will ever be.
    Neither one of those things u said makes u right doc, sorry.

  • SnBG

    LOL’s

  • RTF916

    Yes, winning and losing is a team game. And Flynn’s pick 6 killed the team’s momentum against Washington. Flynn sucks. Get used to it. And McGloin is unproven. IT would be stupid to bench a QB that has shown at least some talent in a season where we’re still mathematically in contention for a QB that is green and untested. Pryor is still our best option.

  • the invincible dr robert

    i was right about pryor. completely.

    and u will soon see about flynn.

  • SaintKaufman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOHzhDdbm8s

    Nice vid about Tick’s boy McGloin.

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

    I still believe that there are 69 QB’s better than Flynn in the NFL, CFL, NCAA and Arena League. I would also say that Pryor could not start for another NFL team.

    I was the most animate person in here when we shipped Palmer out of town because I knew how bad Flynn and Pryor were.

  • SnBG

    And Pryor has thrown how many to kill us in a game?

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. it’s rhetoric and crap.

    pryor’s numbers are awful. just awful.

    while flynn’s are good.

    saying differently without proof shows dishonesty.

  • RTF916

    But Pryor has shown he has talent. Flynn hasn’t.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I have to admit it’s funny looking at Redd’s face and reading ‘dummy’.

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

    No he hasnt

  • RTF916

    Yes, he has.

  • JonGrand

    I agree. Pryor can hang on to the ball too long or escape the pocket too soon. Now that it appears that we are getting healthier on the line, it will be nice to see what a more traditional QB looks like in our scheme.

  • the invincible dr robert

    running, not passing.

    worst passer in the nfl.

    PROVEN.

  • NYCRaider

    glad you admit you have not been right about Flynn

  • RTF916

    He’s made great passes. And do the runs not count? 100 yard TD run vs. Steelers, set the tone of the game. Did the refs take 6 points off the board because, well, QBs are supposed to stay in the pocket, always?

  • the invincible dr robert

    prtor has proven he is NOT anyone’s best option.

    69 rating. worst in the nfl.

    FACTS, not ur fantasies.

  • SnBG

    I would argue with you on that. Why do you think Seattle signed him. That game against Detroit showed he had promise.

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

    When Reggie drafts a QB in the first round in April….at that moment you will have to admit that you are wrong.

  • the invincible dr robert

    flynn passed for 480 yards and 6 tds in one game.

    don’t lie and say he never has proven anything.

  • RTF916

    Wrong about what?

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

    There is a reason a QB has never had a 93 yard run before in 50 plus years of NFL games…you think?

  • EMRaiders

    Just like twisting stats to fit your point shows an agenda?
    Fact is u are cherry picking flynns stats to make him look good in your eyes, but completely disregarding his bad stats. Just as you are completely looking over pryors good stats, and only using his bad ones.

  • the invincible dr robert

    runs don’t count for a passer.

    no great throws. just okay ones.

  • RTF916

    Bottom line: Did it not count?

  • the invincible dr robert

    i have been right. u will see.

  • the invincible dr robert

    not as a passer.

  • RTF916

    Runs don’t count? So, we only scored 14 against the Steelers? They won the game? The score doesn’t say that.

  • the invincible dr robert

    Yes, I know I told u that Pryor would never start in the NFL.
    I was wrong there.
    Told u that Pryor would be cut.
    wrong again.
    Told u that Flynn would lead us to the playoffs.
    wrong again.
    Told u that Flynn is a top 10 qb.
    missed that by a mile
    Told u that Pryor would be converted to WR.
    ok, ok, wrong again.

    but I’m right when I say that Flynn is going to light it up in GB

  • SnBG

    LOLs

  • RTF916

    Did it not count on the scoreboard?

  • the invincible dr robert

    no i’m not.

    pryor is a 69 rated passer over 8 games.

    anything else is cherry picking. not by me.

    flynn’s total production says he’s a 90+ rated passer.

    anything else is cherry picking. not by me.

  • RTF916

    Despite the stats, he is OUR best option. We’re still mathematically in playoff contention. You don’t give up at this point and go with a green rookie.

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

    Sure it counts as another valid reason he cannot play QB in today’s NFL.

  • the invincible dr robert

    no he’s not. a 69 rated passer is never the best option.

    keep saying. it won’t make it true.

  • SnBG

    Flynn is getting a bad rap. We have a horrid Oline and he had a little bobo on his elbow.