Report: Pryor Has Setback, Flynn to Start vs. Redskins
UPDATE: Terrelle Pryor is inactive for the Oakland Raiders.
ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The conflicting reports that began to emerge Sunday morning as to the status of Terrelle Pryor are beginning to find harmony and it appears the Oakland Raiders will be going with Matt Flynn against the winless Washington Redskins.
Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Pryor would start six days removed from a concussion sustained late in the game against the Denver Broncos Monday night.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer of FOX Sports contradicted the beat writer’s report, saying Matt Flynn would get the nod after taking the majority of snaps during practice this week. Glazer adds Raiders players were informed Flynn would be the starter on Saturday night after Pryor began showing concussion symptoms.
Tafur then confirmed the Glazer report, saying Pryor “had a setback in his recovery from a concussion.” He openly wondered earlier whether his source had lied to him.
Regardless, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan stated earlier in the week Washington would prepare to face both Flynn and Pryor.
“You have to account for both of them, because you don’t know for sure. Two different type of game plans,” said Shanahan. “I guess when you take a look at Pryor we know the threat he is in the running game. You have to be ready for that. Other quarterbacks can run it, but not to the degree he can.”
Pryor was cleared for contact on Friday and passed a precautionary concussion test Saturday morning.