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Raiders News And Rumors: Pryor Will Return, Matt Flynn Demoted

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After a disappointing loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 4, help is on the way. The Oakland Raiders will have their starting quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, back against the San Diego Chargers after dealing with a concussion. He was cleared by the team’s medical staff on Wednesday and participated in practice.

The return of Pryor is much needed after an unimpressive performance by backup Matt Flynn and a hamstring injury to Darren McFadden. While Flynn was demoted to third string by the Raiders coaching staff, there is uncertainty regarding the status of McFadden. He did not participate in practice on Wednesday as he reportedly avoided a serious injury.

While McFadden will be questionable for Week 5, it is still an exciting game featuring divisional rivals. With the Oakland A’s beginning their postseason run against the Detroit Tigers, the Raiders-Chargers game was forced to move to October 6 at 8:35 p.m. Fortunately for Raiders fans, the game will be nationally televised on NFL Network.

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Raiders News: Matt Flynn To Start At QB Against Redskins

Raiders News

Allen Confirms McGloin Supplants Flynn As Raiders No. 2 QB [CSN Bay Area]

Fresh Off Suspension, Holmes Ready To Help [CSN Bay Area]

McGloin Only Focused On What He Can Control [CSN Bay Area]

Watson: ‘I’ve Been Out Physically, But Not Mentally’ [CSN Bay Area]

Pryor Isn’t Going To Change How He Plays [CSN Bay Area]

Flynn Now Third-String; Pryor “Symptom-Free” [SF Gate]

Injury Update On Pryor, McFadden And Reece [SF Gate]

Raiders Vs Chargers Kickoff Officially Pushed Back [S&B Report]

Matt Flynn Shell Shocked In Loss To Redskins [S&B Report]

McFadden Absent; Reece Tests His Knee [ESPN NFL Nation]

Flynn Deal An April Fool’s Joke? [ESPN NFL Nation]

Terrelle Pryor Cleared To Return [ESPN NFL Nation]

Power Rankings: No. 28 Oakland Raiders [ESPN NFL Nation]

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