Raiders’ Pryor cleared to practice, but not for contact – NFL.com says Pryor unlikely to start – Offensive coordinator Olson says Flynn’s arm looking fresh; would still run the read option if he starts – Redskins favored by 2 ½ – Raiders sell out; so no blackout – Redskins’ game is also Raiders’ 12th annual Fiesta Latina game in honor of Hispanic Heritage month – Raiders investigating Alabama receiver, Norwood, for possible drafting in 1st Round – It’s official; the Raider Rusher mascot is the team’s youth ambassador

 

Coach Allen on Thursday (Raiders.com)… Head Coach Dennis Allen addressed the media after the Raiders Week 4 Thursday practice.

Coach Olson Media Session  (Raiders.com)…Offensive coordinator Greg Olson fielded questions from the media after Thursday’s practice.

Q: How different has Matt Flynn looked at practice these last two days?

Coach Olson: His arm looks fresher. That probably jumps out to everybody; that his arm looks fresher. His arm is certainly must fresher.

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Coach Tarver Media Session  (Raiders.com)…Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver spoke with the media after Thursday’s practice.

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor limited at practice 3 days after being knocked out by concussion  (by Josh Dubow, Associated Press)… Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, three days after being knocked out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday’s game remains in question.  Pryor passed a concussion test Wednesday that allowed him to return to practice but he still must be cleared for contact…

Pryor on field, but not doing much  (by Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group)… Terrelle Pryor was on the field with his teammates but doing very little Thursday during the media window at Raiders practice.

Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor may not start Sunday because of a concussion  (by Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group)… With little more than a walk-through on Saturday, it would seem the chances of Pryor starting without getting in close to a full session Friday are slim.

Terrelle Pryor reportedly unlikely to play in Week 4  (by Chris Wesseling, NFL.com)… Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice Thursday, but he’s fighting a losing battle to gain clearance from his concussion in time for Sunday’s game versus the Washington Redskins…As Flynn handles the installation of the Week 4 game plan, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Pryor is unlikely to play against the Redskins.

How would Raiders look under Matt Flynn?  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson has had to prepare different game plans based on both quarterbacks.   “A few tweaks here and there,” Olson said, saying certain read-option plays would remain if Flynn is indeed the guy.   “He’s obviously not the athlete Terrelle is, but as far as knowing when to pull the ball and when to hand it off, he’s good at that.”

Formerly frustrated Flynn prepares for start  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… “Obviously, I don’t think it needs to be said, I was disappointed for sure,” Flynn said. “But you know what? I prepared the best I could and things didn’t work out.  “I can promise you it hasn’t shaken my confidence, and I still believe I can be a really good player. It’s just one of those things you learn from and keep preparing, because you never know.”

Redskins-Raiders Capsule  (Associated Press)… OPENING LINE — Redskins by 2½ — SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 8-4; LAST MEETING — Redskins won 34-13, Dec. 13, 2009

Raiders sell out game, avoid blackout  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… The Oakland Raiders have announced that Sunday’s home game against Washington has sold out and will be broadcast locally. It is the second game this season to avoid a local blackout.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina  (Raiders.com)…The Raiders will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on September 29th with the 12th annual Fiesta Latina game, presented by Bud Light.

Porter, Moore return to practice  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… While quarterback Terrelle Pryor (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, two other previously concussed Raiders players returned: cornerback Tracy Porter and linebacker Sio Moore.  Porter and Moore were listed as limited, as was left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) and fullback Jamize Olawale (ankle).

Redskins Could Be Thin At Tight End Against Raiders  (by Chuck Carroll, CBS D.C.)… The Washington Redskins may be thin at tight end this weekend as they search for their first win of the season against the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland Raiders contact Buddy Singleton about Norwood  (by James Jones, Mississippi’s Sun Herald)… The Oakland Raiders recently contacted D’Iberville coach Buddy Singleton about his former wide receiver, Kevin Norwood.  Norwood is a fifth-year receiver at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide win three BCS National titles.

Local Youth Meet Raider Rusher  (Raiders.com)… The Raiders introduced Raider Rusher, the new costumed youth ambassador, to approximately 100 kids from the local community.

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