Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14
With Carson Palmer slated to miss the Oakland Raiders’ regular season finale due to his bruised lung, the question becomes which backup, Matt Leinart or Terrelle Pryor, will get the start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reported yesterday that Pryor and Leinart split first-team reps yesterday, adding even more intrigue to the situation. Terrelle Pryor and Matt Leinart split the reps with first-team offense Wednesday. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 26, 2012 However, Pryor told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle that Leinart, not himself, received a majority of the first-team snaps yesterday. Leinart came in and replaced Palmer last weekend after he sustained his injury. The former first-round pick completed 16 of his 32 pass attempts for 115 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. While Leinart has more experience than Pryor, the Raiders have said that they’d like to increase the second-year player’s snaps late in the season. This has led some to speculate that Oakland could give Pryor the start in their meaningless season finale. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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