Coach Dennis Allen will need to dig deep into his rotation.
The Oakland Raiders are likely to be without quarterback Terrelle Pryor for their week four game against the Washington Redskins due to a concussion.
Pryor returned to practice mid-week but only completed light drills as he struggles to prove hit fitness to take on Robert Griffin III and Washington.
Coach Dennis Allen said he was not ruling out Pryor at this stage but said there were still plenty of checklists for him to pass.
“There’s still some hurdles that he has to clear but he was cleared to go ahead and noncontact practice,” Allen said.
“He was able to get in there and practice some on a limited basis today.”
Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin went through their usual practice, as one of them will be needed to called up to the starting role if Pryor is ruled out.
The number one play-caller suffered the concussion after being tackled by Denver Broncos Wesley Woodyard on a quarterback draw.
The helmet-to-helmet hit was deemed legal by the NFL as Pryor was between the tackles, and as a result, did not warrant any sanctions or punishments.
However, with the ongoing speculation of Pryor’s health, offensive coordinator Greg Olsen has been forced to keep plan A and B up his sleeve just in case as the Raiders prepare for the Skins.
The primary and preferred plan it to have Pryor play and use his mobility to the team’s advantage, as the quarterback leads the team in rushing amazingly, having earned 198 yards.
Plan B would revert to a more traditional style of quarterback in the form of Flynn with the team’s offensive line given the task of protecting their man as much as possible.
“It’s a few tweaks here and there really,” Olson said.
“Obviously you’ll be able to add the option of some of the things we’re doing with Terrelle in the run game. But to be honest with you, since Terrelle has taken over, we’ve done some of those things when Matt has gotten in and taken some of the few reps that he has. He’s done some of those things and he’s comfortable with that.
“He’s obviously not the athlete that Terrelle is, but as far as knowing when to pull the ball and when to hand it off, he’s good at that.”