It's Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The ChargersAfter almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday's finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn't started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.
Raiders Leaning Toward Starting Matt Leinart In Sunday's Finale At San DiegoWith quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.
Terrelle Pryor Should Get More Playing Time In Raiders' FinaleWith the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there's nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.
Raiders Listless Against Panthers in 17-6 LossThe Oakland Raiders lost again to fall to 4-11 Sunday. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer was injured during the game and the team didn't play any better with backup QB Matt Leinart. Few positives can be found after the Raiders lost their 10th straight game in the Eastern time zone.
Matt Leinart: College Superstar, Professional UnderachieverThe NFL career of Matt Leinart has been rather forgettable. The former Heisman Trophy winner has more notoriety as a ladies man. Leinart has suffered three season-ending injuries since 2006. This is his first season with the Raiders.
The Grant Napear Show - May 14, 2012
Matt Leinart Talks About Being A Raider
Raiders Sign Leinart To Be Backup QuarterbackThe Oakland Raiders signed Leinart to a one-year contract on Tuesday, giving them two former Heisman Trophy winners from the University of Southern California at quarterback.
Solomon Wilcots Says Matt Leinart Is Running Out Of Chances In The NFL