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Raiders' Terrelle Pryor making progress from concussion

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) steps back to pass while warming up before playing the Denver Broncos in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took another step in his recovery from a concussion and faces one final test before getting clearance to play Sunday.

Pryor was approved for full contact in practice and took increased reps while splitting time with Matt Flynn on Friday. Coach Dennis Allen said Pryor is making "a lot of progress" and did not rule out the possibility that he could start in Oakland's home game against Washington this week.

"I feel 100 percent, definitely," Pryor said. "I don't know what it's going to be but I know I'm going to study these next two days real hard as if I will be starting."

Pryor was injured after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Denver linebacker Wesley Woodyard in the fourth quarter of last week's 37-21 loss to the Broncos. Pryor was knocked out on the play but got up and finished the drive before giving way to Flynn.

According to Allen, Pryor passed all the concussion protocol tests required by the NFL but the coach added that the team wants him to take one additional test Saturday as precaution.


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