The Oakland Raiders have elected to go with second-year quarterback
Terrelle Pryor, not veteran reserve Matt Leinart, to replace the injured Carson
Palmer during Sunday’s finale against the San Diego Chargers, reports Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times.
"I’ve decided to go with Terrelle Pryor as our
quarterback,’’ Allen said Friday following practice. “He’ll play in the game
and we’ll see how the game goes. He’s the starter, and we’re going to go into
it as we would any other game."
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Pryor provides the team “a
unique element of athleticism” at the quarterback position. Oakland had said in
previous weeks that they were hoping to give Pryor more of an opportunity to
showcase his talents with the regular season winding down.
The Raiders and NFL fans alike are anxious to see Pryor, who
showed off his dynamic abilities during his time with at Ohio State. It figures
to be a learning experience for the young quarterback, as he’s only played in
six snaps over the past two games.
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