ALAMEDA -- Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on Thursday morning, putting him in line to possibly start Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Pryor's participation will be limited. He watched from the sidelines without a helmet as Matt Flynn took first-team snaps during the open periods of practice.
The 24-year old quarterback missed just one workout with a concussion suffered during Monday’s loss at Denver. Pryor was cleared to participate in conditioning drills and team meetings on Wednesday morning.
He passed a second, more stringent concussion-related test Wednesday afternoon, the results of which were confirmed by a secondary exam on Thursday morningwhich formally cleared him to practice.
Pryor spoke accurately when talking to the press on Wednesday, describing his concussion as “mild,” and that he was taking positive steps towards playing on Sunday.
Thursday’s practice participation was a giant stride in the right direction.