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NFL notebook: Pryor will get chance to start for Raiders

| Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
According to a team official, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a Jeannette native, will be given the opportunity to compete for the starting job. AP

Terrelle Pryor made his first start for the Raiders in the 2012 season finale. It might not be his last.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday night at the Senior Bowl that the former Jeannette star will have a chance to compete for the first-string job this summer in training camp.

“He needs to see if he can take a game over in the preseason, make some plays and carry out a game plan,” McKenzie told Sirius XM NFL Radio. “Let him compete. That's what it's all about. If it looks like he can help us win, at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. That's what we want.”

• The Jets will explore options to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis, an Aliquippa graduate, this offseason, sources told CBSSports.com. Revis, whose contract voids after the 2014 season, is set to earn $6 million in 2013, and owner Woody Johnson has strong reservations about the ability to extend Revis' deal.

• Norv Turner will call plays for the Browns' next season. It's not yet certain who will run them. First-year Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Wednesday “it's premature” to name Brandon Weeden as Cleveland's starting quarterback in 2013. Chudzinski wouldn't commit to Weeden, who had an uneven rookie season after he was drafted in the first round last year.

• Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness in the AFC Championship Game, a source told NFL.com.

• 49ers running back Frank Gore was fined $10,500 by the NFL after he wore his socks too low in the NFC Championship Game.

• Police said Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff didn't seem drunk after they pulled him over this week before arresting him for driving while intoxicated. Ratliff didn't immediately give off the smell of alcohol or look drunk after an accident Tuesday just outside of Dallas, according to search warrant paperwork. He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Police said he also was verbally abusive.

• The Raiders hired Tony Sparano as an assistant head coach who will work with the offensive line.

• New Chargers coach Mike McCoy hired Ron Milus from Denver to coach the secondary and Cleveland's Kent Johnston to serve as strength and conditioning coach.

— Wire reports

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