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Raiders Terrelle Pryor Returns to Starting Job

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get the start on Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers, according to coach Dennis Allen.

“He is symptom-free, so he’s clear,” Allen said.

Pryor didn’t play last week after suffering a concussion two weeks ago against Denver. The QB passed the NFL’s concussion test, but Allen still opted to sit him out after he was still exhibiting symptoms.

Matt Flynn, who started in Pryor’s place last week, had a rough time against the Washington. He was sacked seven times, fumbled twice and threw a one interception. He was bumped to third string.

Undrafted rookie Matt McGloin is now the second string.

“Listen, it is what it is,” Allen said. “It hasn’t worked out like we anticipated and we’ve got to make decisions and we’ve got to move forward and continue to go, and [Flynn is] going to continue to battle and scratch and claw, and I still believe that he’s a capable quarterback. But we’re going to give McGloin a chance.”

“I like what [McGloin] brings to the table, as far as his competitiveness. He’s got some moxie to him. He just understands how to play the game. And I don’t think it’s too big for him. I think he’ll come in, if he’s called upon, to run the offense [and] I think he’ll do a good job. He’s smart, he throws an accurate ball, he’s got good arm strength, he’s good in decision-making. So I like what this kid has to work with.”

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