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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Matt Flynn likely to start for Oakland Raiders in Week 4

Matt Flynn has been taking all the snaps with the Oakland Raiders’ first-team offense in practice this week, and he will likely start in place of Terrelle Pryor on Sunday at home against the Washington Redskins.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday that Pryor is unlikely to play in the Raiders’ Week 4 contest because of a concussion. Pryor was concussed in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ blowout loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

We knew things weren’t looking good for Pryor when he tweeted Tuesday morning that he didn’t remember much from the game after being concussed.

Terrelle Pryor Wesley Woodyard

Pryor was hit with a head shot from Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard that occurred in the tackle box. Pryor wanted Woodyard fined for the hit, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen thought it was a legal play. Legal or illegal, it will likely result in Pryor missing at least one game.

Flynn was signed by the Raiders in the offseason but lost the starting quarterback job after playing poorly in the season. Pryor appeared to be a more dynamic playmaker, and the former Ohio State quarterback has proven he gives them a good chance to win games. Flynn’s limited mobility makes him less of a threat than Pryor, but the good news is he’ll be facing a Washington defense that has allowed 32.7 points and 333 passing yards per game, both of which are second-worst in the league.

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