NFL notebook: Raiders' McGloin gets 2nd start at quarterback
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
The Raiders' Matt McGloin will start at quarterback for the second straight week after throwing three touchdown passes in his debut.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Wednesday that he was going with McGloin (Penn State) over Terrelle Pryor (Jeannette High School) on Sunday against Tennessee.
Allen said Pryor is still nursing a sore right knee and will be the backup Sunday if he is healthy.
• 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL or his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. Brooks' agent, Greg Williams, said his client would appeal the penalty — the standard fine for such hits to the head and neck area.
• Ed Reed insisted Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is doing a poor job, and the safety was released by the team earlier this month because Reed spoke up about it. Reed, now with the Jets, was waived by the Texans in the wake of a loss to Arizona on Nov. 10.
• Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss wants quarterback Robert Griffin III to accept his share of the blame for the team's struggles this season. After a 24-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday, the Redskins fell to 3-7. Moss thinks Griffin should be accountable for his actions.
• The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Dolphins' bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said. Richard Smith, outside counsel for the union in the Saints' bounty case, will investigate tackle Jonathan Martin's allegations.
• Dan Dierdorf, 64, is retiring from broadcasting. CBS announced that he will leave the booth after this season.
• The Colts signed free-agent running back Chris Rainey, an ex-Steeler, to their active roster.
— Wire reports
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