Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor
will start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers after missing a game with a
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Pryor is "symptom-free."
Pryor suffered a concussion in Oakland's Week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos on
Sept. 23 but was cleared to practice last Thursday and appeared ready to play
against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Things changed when Pryor reportedly experienced a return of his concussion
symptoms on Saturday.
Matt Flynn started in place of Pryor and had two costly turnovers that led to
touchdowns for the Redskins. The Raiders (1-3) lost the game 24-14 and Flynn
fell to No. 3 on the depth chart this week behind undrafted rookie Matt
McGloin, who will back up Pryor against the Chargers.
Sunday's game was moved back seven hours to 11:35 p.m. ET because the Oakland
Athletics have a playoff game at 9:07 p.m. ET Saturday night.
The Raiders and A's share the O.co Coliseum and there won't be enough time to
convert the stadium from baseball to football configuration before the game's
originally scheduled time of 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.
Pryor has passed for 624 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in three
games this season. The 2011 supplemental draft pick has completed 65.4 percent
of his passes and has rushed for 198 yards on 26 attempts.
He beat out Flynn for the No. 1 quarterback position during the preseason.
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