NFL notebook: Raiders QB Pryor limited at practice
By Wire Reports
Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 8:21 p.m.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — 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.
The Jeannette native passed a concussion test Wednesday that allowed him to return to practice, but he still must be cleared for contact before the Raiders (1-2) decide whether to play him Sunday against the Redskins (0-3).
“There's still some hurdles that he has to clear, but he was cleared to go ahead and non-contact practice,” coach Dennis Allen said. “He was able to get in there and practice some on a limited basis today.”
During the part of practice open to the media, Pryor did conditioning without a helmet and watched backups Matt Flynn and Penn State product Matt McGloin run practice. But Allen said Pryor put the helmet on later and got some plays in with his teammates.
Allen said he'd like to know as soon as possible about Pryor's status, and he won't speculate about whether Pryor will play until doctors clear him.
Pryor was hurt late in Monday night's loss in Denver when he was knocked out on a helmet-to-helmet hit by linebacker Wesley Woodyard on a quarterback draw. The play was determined to be legal by the NFL because Pryor was a runner between the tackles.
Pryor was cleared to attend meetings and have physical activity Wednesday and passed an additional test after that to allow him to practice. Pryor said Wednesday it was his first concussion and described the symptoms as mild.
• Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson returned to practice Thursday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Seahawks still is considered a game-time decision, according to the Houston Chronicle. Johnson has a bruised shin.
• Two critical agreements governing the new Vikings stadium remain open to negotiation between the team and the public authority that will run the facility, leading the authority's board Thursday to delay ratification of the documents. Among other things, the agreements will determine the number of seats covered by personal seat licenses that require an upfront fee from season ticketholders in addition to the usual admissions price.
• Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who's missed the first three games with a sprained left foot, said he hopes to make his debut Sunday against the Eagles
— Wire reports
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