Three and Out: Pryor, Veldheer and Jennings
Playing on a sprained right knee last Sunday against the Giants, Terrelle Pryor rushed for 19 yards on five carries. (AP)
ALAMEDA – Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor participated in Thursday’s practice, putting him in line to start Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. The Raiders are playing it safe this time, splitting first-team reps (during the open period, anyway) with backup Matt McGloin.
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The difficult part about predicting Pryor’s effectiveness is that he does unique things in games you can’t replicate in practice. Dramatic cuts and spins put tremendous torque on the right knee that was sprained a few weeks back.
It sapped his effectiveness in Sunday’s loss the New York Giants, and led him to rest during Wednesday’s practice.
McGloin took all every first-team practice snap, and took a few more on Thursday to keep him involved. The Raiders might need him to start or, in greater likelihood, come in reserve if Pryor is ineffective.