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While everyone talks about how poor the Cardinals’ and Jets’ quarterback situations are, it seems as though due to their 4 p.m. games and location on the west coast, the Raiders have been forgotten. Well, while Carson Palmer‘s stats may not look as bad as Ryan Lindley‘s or Mark Sanchez‘s, trust us, he’s been just as bad.
Unfortunately, the options behind Palmer aren’t any more promising. Palmer is out for Oakland’s Week 17 matchup against the Chargers with cracked ribs and a bruised lung, leaving Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor to fight for the starting job.
In Week 16, the USC 2004 Heisman winner, Leinart, replaced Palmer, with Pryor taking three wildcat snaps. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has declined to name a starter so far.
Leinart threw for 115 yards and one interception against Carolina, amounting just a 45.7 quarterback rating. Pryor has received just seven snaps all season. He played one in 2011 after being selected in the third round of that year’s supplemental draft.
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Oakland Raiders veteran QB Carson Palmer has been ruled out for the team’s season finale against the San Diego Chargers. Palmer suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung on Sunday in the Raiders loss to the Carolina Panthers. Given a disappointing season and an impending $13 million dollar salary in 2013, you have to wonder if Carson Palmer has played his last game of his career...
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With Carson Palmer ruled out for Sunday's game, Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart believes he should be inserted into the starting lineup.
Terrelle Pryor or Matt Leinart is expected to start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders at the San Diego Chargers in the team’s season finale on Sunday now that Carson Palmer is hurt.
Palmer got hurt during the team’s Week 16 loss to the Carolina Panthers and is out with cracked ribs and a bruised lung. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen says Palmer was in the hospital for observation...
Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that he is picking Pryor to start Sunday's game in place of the injured Carson Palmer. Pryor and Matt Leinart had been splitting time in practice earlier this week, but Allen decided to go with the younger Pryor.
According to Adam Schein of Sirius XM NFL Radio, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said that both Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will share the first team reps this week with Carson Palmer out with a rib and lung injury.
Allen says Leinart and Pryor will both get snaps with Raiders first team. QB with best practice week will start at QB. #RAIDERS
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) December...
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...
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will make his first NFL start for Oakland in the Raiders' season finale Sunday against San Diego. Pryor, in his second season after leaving Ohio State as a junior, will share time with backup Matt Leinart, coach Dennis Allen said after Friday's practice. "He'll play in the game and we'll see how the game goes," Allen said of...
Raiders quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday.
However, coach Dennis Allen did not select a starter for Sunday's game in San Diego.
Both played in last week's loss to Carolina when Carson Palmer went out with cracked ribs and a bruised lung after being hit from behind by Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy.
Allen said Wednesday...
Oakland QB Carson Palmer won't play in Week 17 after taking a big hit and suffering two broken ribs and a bruised lung.Fantasy Spin:Matt Leinart took over but we expect Terrelle Pryor to see work as well. Neither holds much fantasy value in the final week of the season.
Terrelle Pryor has been named the Raiders starting quarterback for Week 17 against the Chargers. SOURCE: NFL.comFantasy Spin:Carson Palmer left last Sunday's game with an injury and was replaced by Matt Leinart, who underwhelmed -- 16-32, 115 yards, 1 INT -- in a 17-6 loss to Carolina. Pryor has only thrown two NFL passes in his career so he obviously shouldn't be trusted...
The Oakland Raiders have announced that quarterback Carson
Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sunday’s loss to the Carolina
Panthers and the 33-year-old will not play in the team’s regular season finale,
reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen announced that his
quarterback suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sunday’s...