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Pryor back at practice, McGloin taking first-team reps

Terrelle Pryor is back at practice today, which increases the chances of Pryor starting against the Houston Texans.
Time will tell, of course. For now, at least there’s hope, whereas Wednesday there was little more than uncertainty after Pryor sat out because of lingering soreness as a result of his MCL sprain in his right knee.
Rookie Matt McGloin worked with the first-team offense in the early part of practice, with Pryor taking reps with the backups. Always tough to tell what that means at this stage of a game week.
If McGloin still is taking reps with the first-team Friday, then it’s far more likely that he is going to start Sunday. Best guess is, coach Dennis Allen will have a pretty fair idea of whether Pryor is healthy enough to go Sunday by the end of today’s practice.
From afar, Pryor looked fine. He didn’t seem to be favoring his knee at all. He was able to plant that leg and throw with plenty of velocity.
Then again, Pryor isn’t running at full speed on the practice field, with a slew of defenders chasing him around. So, that’s where Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Olson earn their money, projecting off what they see on the practice field.

– Running back Darren McFadden isn’t on the practice field once again, which makes it unlikely that he will play Sunday.
He still is hampered by the hamstring injury that he suffered against the Eagles. Therefore, it appears as if you’re going to get a steady diet of Rashad Jennings on Sunday.
That’s not such a bad thing, given Jennings has averaged 95 yards rushing and 45 yards receiving the past two games. Allen said Jennings has “earned his touches” and McFadden’s return won’t change that mind-set.

– Jared Veldheer, Andre Gurode and Tony Pashos are on the practice field today and going through the paces.
Of note, Pashos is working at right offensive tackle, with rookie Menelik Watson working with the backups. It’s unclear whether Allen will go with Pashos or Watson on Sunday, if both are healthy. Pashos began the season as the starter. Watson started last Sunday.
Veldheer’s presence at practice is noteworthy because it means his surgically repaired triceps held up well Wednesday and that he is making progress toward a return to game action.
Veldheer hasn’t played in a game all season. He practiced for the first time Wednesday. The Raiders are two days into a 21-day window in which they have to decide whether to activate Veldheer or place him on season-ending injured reserve.

– Linebacker Miles Burris and kicker Sebastian Janikowski are at practice and taking part in drills. The same can’t be said for wide receiver Juron Criner and cornerback D.J. Hayden, who aren’t cleared to practice.

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  • SnBG

    Carr bounced back after a rocky outing against San Diego State, putting up monster numbers in theBulldogs’ 41-23 win over Nevada. He completed 39 of 55 passes for 487 yards and three touchdowns.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Child, please

    Sandy Cakes is almost 50 and throwing it down in them booty shorts with bonus camel toe

    HELLZ 2 THA WIZZLE

  • NewEra S&B

    If only she had a “sexy” accent.

  • Chino

    What big time schools did joe flacco ever play against

  • SnBG

    Clowney had another poor game this past week.

  • NewEra S&B

    It’s not Flacco’s fault he attended the University of Delaware…..

  • 2romes

    I am not sure of that statement. If seems a bit vague.

  • Raider O

    He is a lock to be a top 5 pick. He is not risking injury or anything else. He only played this season because he had to due to NFL rules.

  • Chino

    SEC teams weren’t really knocking at Carr’s door

  • SnBG

    and it was done somewhat in a weak div with a healthy Oline and then fell apart with predictability in the second half.

  • Raider O

    Sofia is 41 and Bullock is 49.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Glad to see Veldy, Pashos, Gurode, and Burris are back on the field finally. Every body out there helps!

  • NewEra S&B

    Kudos to the SDSU game, but Nevada? C’mon, he threw the ball 55 times against a weak Wolf Pack pass D. It would’ve been surprising if Carr didn’t have those numbers.

  • SnBG

    We shall see, his stock is dropping by the game.

  • NYCRaider

    2010 raiders had the 6th highest scoring with an OL of Veldheer, Gallery,Satele, carlisle, and Walker. Maybe they were healthy but that OL is hardly elite.

  • 2romes

    Yes, every first year HC takes there team to the playoffs. Your statement does not carry well.

  • rifflicks

    especially you….watching football doesn’t equate to understanding it either….most on this blog prove that point

  • SnBG

    Sandy is hotter than Jenn.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Brah, If Sandy Cakes got a massive boob job you’d be having giant mayonnaise explosion right now in your tighty whities

  • Raider O

    Our offense was 6th in scoring in 2010. You are saying we were 6th in scoring because we played in a weak division and because Gallery, Walker, and CC were healthy ?

  • RaidO

    You put Hue’s offense with this defense and you would have a super Bowl contender.

    That was what was supposed to happen.

    Truth

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You can say that again. Actually, in your case, someone else should say it.

  • SnBG

    Couldn’t make the playoffs in a div that didn’t have a team better than 8-8 then tanked in the second half. One game and we are in the playoffs and Hue couldn’t deliver and then had a meltdown.

  • Raider O

    Well said. The OL was avg at best.

  • Just Win Baby

    Our offensive skill players would be second and third stringers on most other teams. Our FB is world class but our QB can’t get him the ball. I want to see if McGroin can get the dump offs to reece and the TEs and see what comes of it. I think his quick release trumps Pryor’s propensity for holding the ball until he is forced to run. Pretty sure we will be getting at least one WR in FA next season…..none of these guys is a number one.

  • SnBG

    Thank you.

  • RaidO

    Coaching

  • NewEra S&B

    Okay we spent hours on this blog debating whether or not Pryor was the answer. The loyalists still believe that with a good offensive line he will magically be throwing 300 yd 3 tugs a game. But we know that isn’t the case, because Pryor’s flaws are specifically in his ability to pass in a pocket.

    However, if we had hypothetically of course, Manning under center, getting sacked left and right because of our line. There would be no debate that Manning sucks because we would know for sure that he has proven himself to be the passer that he is. My statement was merely that whether or not we have good protection, we’ll be content knowing we have our established pure pocket passer.

  • NewEra S&B

    Obviously for reasons they know more about than us right?

  • Chino

    McFadden was a beast.

  • Just Win Baby

    Rich Gannon went to Delaware too.

  • Raider O

    Are you trolling again? No one is that stupid.

  • 2romes

    I know 8-8 sounds so easy doesn’t it. Raiders may only get a sniff at 8-8 this year and you have a beef with Hue.

  • SnBG

    Where did I say the Oline was elite. We got our butts kicked in the second half of that season and Huie made some questionable decisions

  • RaidO

    What? Can’t get him the ball? COACHING..

    “Again,” said Coach Olson, “unless you’re handing him the football, which we have to monitor what we’re doing because we have to make sure that Darren McFadden is getting enough touches, and with Marcel it’s changed a little bit this year because of the quarterback position. We’ve become more of a read-option kind of an offense. A lot of times in the passing game, he may be involved, or may be in the progression, but if he’s not catching it in the passing game, the best chance of getting him the football is to hand the ball off.”

  • Chino

    Just saying its not Carr’s fault he attended the university of Fresno state

  • 0ak R8rs

    Slightly different pedigree.

  • SnBG

    Ha, Hue in 2012 would not have even made 4-12. The Broncos would have beat us twice so that would have been 6-10 and then Hue would have melted down do to all of the injuries and lost several more games.

  • NYCRaider

    Ill take a 6th rank offense anyday..BTW 2010 was the year Cable was in charge

  • SnBG

    and Allen has built that D.

  • RaidO

    Yup, they just needed a decent D Cord

  • SnBG

    Hue Jackson will never be an OC or HC in the NFL again.

  • SnBG

    You’re an idiot O. Pryor can’t deliver. wake up

  • RaidO

    But, it has to be hard coming up with plays where the fullback is the number one option. Even when there is a mismatch, the defender is going to be better able to keep up with the player early in the play, but the separation would increase as the play continues.

  • SnBG

    Get over it O. Hue is a has been.

  • SnBG

    Oh and he was fired also and will never get a HC job in the NFL, BTW, I’m talking about Hue in 2011 not 2010

  • 2romes

    But he did. Every season is different. What is the excuse now. You got your wish and this team right now sucks. Pure happiness that hue is got drives us to this point in time. 3 wins. Happiness according to you.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Also a good argument. But college success and even Heismans rarely translate in the NFL. Most of what it takes to succeed in the NFL is in the head. There isn’t that much talent separating a first round pick from a 4th round pick athletically. It’s how mature they are and how hard they t willing to work that I think ultimately makes all the difference. That’s NOT Manziel. I don’t believe he will work hard. I don’t believe he is mature enough. He’s a bust waiting to happen. Idc how talente he is or what his measureables are.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Face it, that was a partial dodge by Olson, and frankly I respect him for not throwing his qb under the bus.

    Obviously when Reece is in and not being
    “hand[ed] the ball,” he IS often a receiver, a receiver who doesn’t get the ball thrown his way.

    You could say the same about the receivers themselves, actually, that they are not being used either. On a lot of passing plays, they don’t get the ball sent their way because TP runs.

  • SnBG

    Too much blame on the HC O. If you want to blame the coaches then you have to look at the QB. Pryor can’t get it done. I swear I don’t think you even watch the games. Pryor sucks.