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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Helmet-less Pryor a practice observer

By Paul Gutierrez

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was an observer during the 30-minute media window of practice Thursday as he participated in stretch and shadowed drills.

But he was not wearing a helmet.

Pryor, who suffered a concussion late in Monday night’s loss at Denver, was on his way to take a concussion test Wednesday afternoon that would clear him to practice if he passed. He said at the time he thought he could play Sunday against Washington if he was able to practice by Friday.

Matt Flynn continued to take first-team reps, though Raiders coach Dennis Allen would not say when he’d have to make a decision on his starter. He did say, however, he did not anticipate making a public announcement about the starter before the game.

Also missing from the beginning of practice was defensive end Jason Hunter, who missed practice Wednesday with a quad injury.