McClain does not remember suffering concussion in Miami


McClain does not remember suffering concussion in Miami

ALAMEDA -- It was sometime during the Raiders' 35-13 loss to Miami on Sunday that Rolando McClain started feeling, well, off.Later, he felt nauseous.After playing the entire game and making the cross-country flight home, the middle linebacker was diagnosed with a concussion, putting his availability for this weekend's home game against Pittsburgh in doubt. Thing is, he does not remember exactly when he suffered said concussion."That's what's scary about it," McClain said Wednesday."I've been playing for a while and you always take hard hits so, I don't know. Obviously, the doctors saw something. In the gameI felt like, 'Well, dang, I don't feel like myself.' But, I don't know, it's one of the more scary injuries."McClain, the Raiders' first-round draft pick out of Alabama in 2010, said he had never suffered a concussion before in his football-playing life. He is also dealing with a sore ankle."With an ankle, you know what's wrong. But when it's in your head, you don't know. And that's, I don't know, I guess that's why it's so important nowadays to try to limit some of those things, take all the precautions that we are taking now with the significance of these head injuries. So I'm just doing whatever the trainers tell me to do and hopefully I can get back pretty fast."Coach Dennis Allen said McClain, who sat out Wednesday's practice, would go through the protocol to get cleared, as did long snapper Jon Condo last week.If McClain is unable to go, Travis Goethel is the second-string middle linebacker.
Allen said the Raiders thought a concussion was a possibility after the game and that it "seemed like a minor deal" at the time."So, it's kind of a precautionary deal that we're going through the whole process to make sure he's fine," Allen said.McClain had just two tackles against the Dolphins."Obviously, you don't want to rush anything with the head but it is what it is," he said. "I'm just doing whatever it is I can do to get back. We'll see."

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Despite the team's overall struggles, fifth-year pro Terrelle Pryor is finding himself in Cleveland.

With his rushing, receiving and even passing contributions, his stock has quickly risen under the Hue Jackson regime. 

The Browns have been impressed enough where they've reportedly had preliminary contract extension talks with Pryor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Pryor, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 2016 season, a breakout one for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenom, marks his second in Cleveland. 

Pryor was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft.  

He started 10 games for the Raiders at quarterback, compiling a 3-7 record, while tossing nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions. 

He was traded away after three largely unsuccessful seasons. 

In Cleveland this year, Pryor is 5-of-9 passing with 44 yards, has 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, and has a 33 receptions on 59 targets for a whopping 477 yards and three touchdowns. 

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

ALAMEDA – The Raiders should get Latavius Murray back in time to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That’s good news for the running game and the entire Raiders roster, which is surprisingly healthy at this point in the season.

Murray was listed as questionable on Friday’s official injury report but, barring a setback, is expected to play after missing two games with turf toe.

Murray was limited the entire week, but his return to football activity was a productive period.

“I thought he had a good week of practice,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was nice to have him back.”

Menelik Watson also returned this week, but was limited in each practice and deemed questionable for the game. He may be healthy enough to be active, but it’s uncertain whether he or Austin Howard will start at right tackle.

There are several examples of the Raiders bringing returners back slowly this season. They could make Watson an emergency option behind Howard in hopes of giving him another week to get back in the swing of things.

While there are key players on injured reserve, there was near-perfect attendance for Friday’s walk-thru practice before the team left for Jacksonville.

Brynden Trawick returned for this light session after missing two heavier days, though offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was considered a non-participant.

Raiders Status Report

OL Vadal Alexander (ankle)
RB Latavius Murray (toe), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), OL Jon Feliciano (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder)

Jaguars Status Report

OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DL Jared Odrick (hip), TE Neal Sterling (foot), TE Julius Thomas (ankle)

NOTE: Jacksonville’s CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), RB Corey Grant (toe), WR Rashad Greene (Achilles), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Abry Jones (hamstring), G Brandon Linder (foot), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) and OT Jeremy Parnell (hip) did not receive an injury designation, meaning they will play.