Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor Will Start vs Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) walks off the field after the game against the Washington Redskins at Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor will be starting this weekend against the Chargers. Pryor was close to returning last week against the Washington Redskins, but the team played it safe and let him take a week off without contact. That seems like it would have been the best decision for Pryor.

Pryor suffered a concussion against the Denver Broncos when Wesley Woodyard had a helmet-to-helmet hit on him. Pryor didn’t remember much after the hit.

He is back at practice today taking the first team reps and is prepared for action. He will present a problem for the San Diego Chargers running the ball. He has the ability to escape the pocket and pick up big yards on the ground. Titans QB Jake Locker burned us by churning out yards on the ground in week 2. Hopefully the Chargers are better prepared for that this time around.

Without Dwight Freeney on the field chasing after the quarterback, it could give the Chargers even more issues. At least Manti will be running around in the middle.