Raiders HC Dennis Allen told reporters on Friday that Terrelle Pryor has been cleared for contact and could play against the Redskins on Sunday if he passes another test Saturday.
“We want to do the right thing for this kid,” Allen said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Pryor said of possibly starting Sunday’s game. “Whoever they pick it will be in the best interest of the team.”
So much for Matt Flynn getting his first start since leaving Green Bay. There’s obviously still a chance that Oakland could hold Pryor out of Sunday’s action, but there at least appears to be some optimism behind that he’ll be available.
We’ll have more leading up to kickoff on Sunday.
Pryor suffered a concussion towards the end of Monday night’s game against the Broncos. He was, however, cleared to resume practicing and managed to put in a limited practice on Thursday.
Matt Flynn will get his first regular season start since leaving Green Bay if Pryor is in fact held out of Sunday’s game.