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Once upon a time, Terrelle Pryor considered quitting football. Then the Raiders underwent a slew of changes after the passing of Al Davis and Pryor became recommitted thanks to a "clean slate" in Oakland. And Pryor doesn't want anyone scribbling about the notion that he might be a backup on said slate either -- he told Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times that he's "not planning to be a backup" even if he concedes that Carson Palmer is the incumbent in Oaktown. "Carson is the starter and he's going to be the starter. But I don't put myself as I'm going to be backup," Pryor said. "I mean, I don't sit around saying, 'I want to be a backup, 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. But I'm not planning to be a backup. Get that correct." Source: CBS Sports
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QB Carson Palmer (Oakland)
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