Judging from the practice speed and body language of Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor during the media window Friday, Matt McGloin could well be the starter against the Houston Texans.
As the team went through drills, Pryor moved slowly and deliberately and mostly threw his passes at half-speed with no hard steps or authoritative throws. McGloin, by contrast, was doing repetitions at something closer to game speed and intensity.
The Raiders, 3-6, visit the Texans Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen meets with the media following practice to give official injury designations. It’s conceivable Allen won’t divulge a starter Friday and simply list Pryor as questionable, meaning a 50-50 chance he could start.
In another development, right tackle Tony Pashos, who appeared on schedule to start after missing the last four games with a hip injury, was not on the field during the media window.
If Pashos doesn’t play, rookie Menelik Watson would make his second start at right tackle. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson Thursday sounded hopeful Pashos would play.