Pryor cleared to practice, game status still cloudy

Updated: September 26, 2013

Alameda, CA (Sports Network) – Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor
received clearance to practice on Thursday, though his availability for
Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins still remains very much in

Pryor still needs to pass several tests in order to be given the go-ahead to
play against the Redskins. The talented third-year pro is recovering from a
concussion he sustained late in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 37-21
Monday night loss in Denver.

Though Pryor took part in a limited number of drills during Thursday’s
session, backup Matt Flynn has taken the majority of reps with the first-team
offense during the week.

“There are still some hurdles he has to clear,” Raiders head coach Dennis
Allen told reporters Thursday. “I hope we have a definitive answer sooner
rather than later. When the doctors clear him for full participation, that’s
when we’ll know whether he can play in the game or not.”

Flynn, who was beaten out by Pryor for the No. 1 job during the preseason,
started a pair of games during his four-year stint with Green Bay from
2008-11. The six-year veteran has thrown for 1,100 yards with nine touchdowns
and five interceptions over his career.