Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Terrelle Pryor To Start, Matt Flynn Demoted To Third-String

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has announced that quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get the start against the San Diego Chargers this Sunday.

Pryor had been cleared to play last week’s game against the Washington Redskins, but was held out of the game for precautionary reasons.  He gets the green light this Sunday against a divisional opponent, as Raider coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday his young QB was now “symptom-free”.

“I though I could have played, but the Raiders wanted to be cautious with me.  They were looking out for my best interests and we decided it would be best if I didn’t play,” Pryor said.

It’s great to see Pryor understanding where the team is coming from, especially for a 24-year-old quarterback who has the possibility of being with the franchise for a while.

In related news, rookie quarterback Matt McGloin was taking second-team snaps during Wednesday’s practice, and he’s now second on the depth chart. McGloin will assume backup duties this Sunday against San Diego.

Matt Flynn, who’s earning $6.5 million this year after the Raiders acquired him this offseason to be their starter, now falls all the way to third on the depth chart. Flynn started last week’s 24-14 loss to the Redskins. He went 21-32 for 227 yards passing with one touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble.  He was also sacked seven times.

When asked about Flynn’s demotion, Allen simply said, “It is what it is. It didn’t work out.”


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  • Bob

    Obviously, Flynn will be cut next year and Wilson will be on the roster. More cap space to sign some good players .

    • Aaron Candelaria

      100% agree, especially since he’s been demoted to third-string, just a week after he started.

  • Stanley Carr

    Matt fucking Flynn

    • Anthony Rosales Sr.


      • Stanley Carr


  • Silvia Arredondo

    Obviously it didn’t work out. I knew McGloin had potential to be a better starter than Flynn. Sucks they are paying him 6million to sit around. Maybe he needs to just find a team that fits his style…unless he just isn’t NFl quarterback material aka Boller!

  • Scoobz

    Where is all the Flynnatics from a few months back?