Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was at practice Thursday morning after he was cleared to participate.
This is a positive sign for the Raiders’ starting quarterback, however even today Pryor mostly watched practice from the sideline. Having already missed a couple practices during a short week, it is still very much in the air as to whether he or Matt Flynn will start this weekend.
Flynn has been taking reps with the first team and will be ready to go should Pryor be unable to do so.
Pryor, who suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s football game against the Denver Broncos, has already been through a series of tests before being cleared for practice.
He had originally be cleared for to take part in conditioning drills and team meetings on Wednesday morning, then underwent and passed more rigorous concussion tests Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning those tests were confirmed by a secondary exam, which then cleared him to be able to take part in practice.
Flynn played limited minutes on Sunday after relieving Pryor in the fourth quarter,. He completed one of his two passes thrown which was to fullback Marcel Reece at the goal line, eventually leading to a Darren McFadden touchdown run.