Raiders quarterback passed fit to play after concussion.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been cleared to take his place in the starting side for the team’s week five clash with the San Diego Chargers.
coach Dennis Allen said his play-caller was symptom free and ready to go against the Chargers in what is a must-win game for the Raiders.
Pryor sat out his side’s 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins last week after suffering a concussion against Denver six days earlier.
Despite showing signs of being sensitive to light earlier this week, Pryor’s chances of playing have been helped by the face his side are playing at night against the Chargers.
In Pryor’s place was Matt Ryan, who had a tough time in his first start as a Raider as he was sacked seven times by the Redskins defensive line, fumbling twice and also being picked off six times, and as a result has been demoted to third-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 (rookie Matt 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.”
Oakland enters the game with San Diego at 1-3 while the Chargers have a chance to go above .500 as they currently sit at 2-2.