Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor seems closer to playing against the Washington Redskins this week with each passing day, and Pryor should have a big game against a shoddy Redskins defense if he’s able to play on Sunday. The Redskins are missing tackles at an incredibly high rate, and their secondary could get burned a few times by speedy wide receivers Rod Streater and Denarius Moore. Nobody can trust them to consistently tackle Terrelle Pryor, who averages well over seven yards per pop when rushing.
Pry0r looks health enough to play on Sunday, but the Raiders are wisely playing things cautious with their possible franchise quarterback. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Terrelle Pryor has made some big progress from Monday’s concussion, so the Oakland Raiders are “optimistic” that Pryor can suit up and start on Sunday.
Per the Oakland Tribune’s Jerry McDonald, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen stated that the Raiders will be giving Terrelle Pryor an extra concussion test today in order to make sure that he is healthy enough to play, “It’s not something that has to be done. It’s something that we want to do to make sure. I want to make sure we’re making the right decision for this kid.”
Again, it’s a prudent and wise move from the Raiders, and Pryor should be able to pass the test and play on Sunday. He’s progressed very well and is optimistic that he will play. As long as Pryor passes the test, he will be playing against the Redskins, and this concussion test is not mandated by the league. Pryor is actually able to play tomorrow, because he has passed the league’s mandatory concussion protocol tests; this test from the Raiders is just extra.