McGloin could be starter vs. Texans

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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

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  • wildsach

    coachspeak. They all say that when there’s injury to their QB.

  • wildsach

    no only that…we are hurt….key injuries.

  • wildsach

    depends—–if u dont have a viable O-line….go with a mobile QB..Manziel.

  • wildsach

    even the gr8 Dan Marino would suck behind this O-line.

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  • Michael

    Ha…I actually loved the Wilson pick at the time and thought he would be solid, and our starter by year end…..oops

  • wildsach

    I think the thought of TP going against JJ Watts made TP’s knee feel worse……in some way.