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Raiders will start Terrelle Pryor in final exhibition game

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs for a 25-yard touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA — Terrelle Pryor will get his chance to show what he can do with the first-team offense Thursday night when he starts at quarterback for the Raiders against the Seattle Seahawks in the exhibition finale.

Meanwhile, Matt Flynn will rest his sore right arm, left to wonder if his own opportunity to be a starting quarterback has slipped away for the second consecutive season.

Coach Dennis Allen said Flynn's arm trouble is the same as last season, when elbow tendinitis sidelined him for a portion of the exhibition season, with rookie Russell Wilson seizing the job as the Seahawks starter in his absence.

Throughout most of training camp, Flynn left the field house in Napa each day with a bag of ice wrapped around his right elbow.

"It's something that's been a little bothersome to him," Allen said. "I don't really anticipate it being a big issue, but I want to get his arm rested up, recovered. We'll get a chance to see Terrelle this week with the first-unit offense against Seattle, and we'll see how he does."

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