OAKLAND -- It was the first time Terrelle Pryor took a meaningful snap in a football game since Jan. 4, 2011, the Sugar Bowl, and before scandal essentially ended his college career at Ohio State.Pryor played the entire second half for the Raiders in their eventual 3-0 loss to Dallas in both team's exhibition opener and, well, we'll let him describe his play."I'm angry at myself," Pryor said as he sat at his locker. "I don't think I played well. I thought Matt (Leinart) played great. I thought Carson (Palmer) played great. I thought everyone else on the team played great. I just think I played like dog crap."So I'm mad about that, about how I played today. So I'm angry and I'm going to come back stronger next week."A pretty harsh self-assessment for Al Davis' last draft pick, no?Pryor finished eight of 15 for 50 yards, with two sacks and an interception. His passer rating? An unsightly 32.6. He did, however, run for 21 yards on six carries."I was pleased he was able to get out there and get some reps and get some experience," said coach Dennis Allen. "Obviously, we have to do a little better job getting in and out of the huddle, and getting the play snapped a little bit sooner, but those are all things that can be corrected."He's a work in progress and just like I've always talked about, I want to see him get a little better every day."Pryor's showed his erratic arm and his "sinker" was on display, as were his ankle-breaking moves.In the end, though, they simply were not enough against the Cowboys. Even if Palmer thought Pryor had something to grow from in his outing."Just proud of the way he fought and fought and fought," Palmer said. "Things didn't go right, but he kept fighting."I'll be there for Terrelle, he knows that. But hes a very confident guy, obviously very talented. Hes played quarterback for long enough to know you cant show negative body language. Hes bummed mentally, but hes a champ. Hes a professional, and for being so young, hell bounce back. I cant wait to watch him play again next week."The Raiders play at Arizona on Friday."I thought my progressions were a little better," Pryor said. "I think sometimes I had some good throws but alsomy feet were messing up. I just played like dog crap, and Im mad. Im mad at myself. Its my fault we lost, Im mad about that too."
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 Cleveland.com.
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.
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.