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Second-year Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor is not heading into the 2012 NFL season planning on being the back up quarterback. Speaking to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the former Ohio State quarterback says he doesn’t look at himself as the backup to Carson Palmer and wants to make the most of any opportunity to become the team’s starting signal caller. “Carson is the starter and he’s going to be the starter. But I don’t put myself as I’m going to be the backup. I mean, I don’t sit around saying,’I want to be a backup, and that’s what I want to be.’ That’s not how I operate. That’s not how I want to be. I’m going to work to play. And Carson’s always played well and always will. Whenever the opportunity comes for me to play, I’ll play,” Pryor told the Times. The current coaching staff has nothing invested in Pryor. Pryor was the last player ever chosen by former owner Al Davis in the 2011 supplemental draft. He does possess an interesting skill set but he needs sig

Pryor not planning to be a backup

Terrelle Pryor is not content merely being a backup quarterback for the Raiders. He says he has plans to do much more.

Raiders expected to keep all of their wide receivers

When the Raiders drafted Juron Criner in the 5th round this year, it was not a need pick at all, but it was a tremendous value pick. Criner has been really impressing in practice thus far. Drafting good wide receivers has become something of a trend for the Raiders over the past few years and now they have a huge depth of talented young receivers. Darrius Heyward-Bey was a publicly...

Raiders expected to give Rolando McClain another year

Rolando McClain is facing 6 months in jail for assault with a deadly weapon, though he is appealing the sentence. He’ll begin his jail time when the appeal is over and there’s a strong possibility that he misses games because of this. He could also be given a suspension from the commissioner on top of that. However, the Raiders themselves will not be handing down any punishment...

Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor “isn’t planning” on being a backup

The Raiders traded a 1st and a 2nd round pick to Cincinnati last year for Carson Palmer and then signed Matt Leinart to be his backup, but don’t try to tell Terrelle Pryor that. Pryor today was quoted as saying that he “isn’t planning” on being a backup. It’s unclear whether he’s just saying that to sound competitive or if he’s completely delusional, but he did acknowledge...

Raiders' McClain participating in OTAs

Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was on the field with teammates during Monday's organized team activities. McClain was convicted of assault Thursday in Decatur, Ala., but has appealed the ruling. He could be punished as part of the NFL's off-field conduct policy, but the league is likely to allow the legal process to run its course first. McClain is also facing a civil...

Rolando McClain participates in OTA’s as he appeals his prison sentence

Despite the fact that Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was sentenced to 180 days in jail just last week, he showed up for this week’s OTA’s, according to Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times. The reason McClain was able to participate in this in the Raiders’ OTA’s is because he’s currently appealing his prison sentence. The Raiders released the following...

Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Projections

QB Carson Palmer (Oakland) Excluding the Kansas City game, where he was still getting into the flow of things and wasn’t even supposed to play, Palmer played 9 games last year. He threw for 2637 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Over 16 games, that’s 4688 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. Some think he could improve on those numbers as he has another year...

Raiders sign QB Newhall-Caballero

Quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero signed with the Raiders. An undrafted rookie out of Brown, Newhall-Caballero was named second-team All-Ivy League as a redshirt senior after completing 226-of-369 pass attempts for 2,356 yards and 18 touchdowns last year. With Rhett Bomar released recently, Newhall-Caballero joins Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor as the quarterbacks...

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner building relationship with QB Carson Palmer

Last month the Oakland Raiders selected wide receiver Juron Criner in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Since then, Criner has been impressive in both the Raiders rookie mini–camp and the offseason team activities. Carson Palmer has noticed and is advising Criner along the way. After the OTAs this week, Criner spoke about the relationship he and Palmer have developed and...

Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer Adapting to Offense and Personnel

When the Oakland Raiders traded for Carson Palmer last year, they did so with the belief he was a top echelon starter. Now that he has a full offseason to study the offense, he is getting more comfortable. “Just getting a chance to know the playbook and get really comfortable with the playbook,” Palmer said of the importance a full offseason. “Getting used to the new personnel...
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