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Terrelle Pryor and Matt Leinart split first-team reps in Raiders practice Wednesday.

Coach Dennis Allen said on Monday he didn't believe Pryor was ready to start, but has changed his tune. "We got a chance to see what Matt could do, and maybe it's time to see what Pryor can do." As long-time beat writer Jerry McDonald points out, perhaps it was because Allen has since broken down the film of Sunday's loss, where Leinart played abysmally. The 4-11 Raiders have nothing to lose by starting Pryor and getting a look at a player former owner Al Davis dubiously used a third-round pick on.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Jay Cutler remains in the concussion protocol.

Coach Adam Gase said they'll wait it out and decide on a quarterback later in the week. At this point, it doesn't really matter who starts between Cutler and Matt Moore. The difference between the two is marginal.
Nov 22 - 12:10 PM

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

Montgomery's injury isn't believed to be serious, but he's been battling it for most of the season and aggravated in Week 10 before missing Week 11. With Montgomery and Aaron Jones (knee) looking doubtful and Devante Mays fumbling his first two carries last week, it'll likely be all the Jamaal Williams he can handle against the Steelers. Volume puts Williams on the RB2/3 map.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 22 - 12:01 PM

Coach Vance Joseph announced Paxton Lynch will start Week 12 against the Raiders.

It was reported Tuesday that this would be the decision out of Denver, and it's now official. The Broncos have lost six in a row and are in a complete free fall after Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler took turns seeing who could be worse at quarterback. We're not sure Lynch is any better, but he at least offers playmaking ability and upside and gets a cake matchup out of the gate against the Raiders' dreadful defense that just fired DC Ken Norton on Tuesday. Oakland has set an NFL record going 10 games in a row without an interception to start the season.
Nov 22 - 10:03 AM

Coach Sean McDermott said Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is day to day and will not practice Wednesday.

Day to day seems to be the go-to for McDermott when talking injuries; he's been using it all year, even when it's been certain players will miss multiple games. Benjamin avoided damage to his ACL, but we'd consider him a long shot for Week 12 against the Chiefs. Jordan Matthews (knee) is expected back, and Zay Jones is healthy after injuring his knee back in Week 9.
Nov 22 - 9:54 AM

Coach Sean McDermott announced Tyrod Taylor will start Week 12 against the Chiefs.

There was no way McDermott could have seriously gone back to rookie Nathan Peterman after he tossed five picks in the first half of his first NFL start last week against the Chargers and had to be yanked at halftime. If McDermott would have gone back to him, he would have risked mutiny from his players. Taylor deserves the job. He's on the fantasy radar this week against a below-average Chiefs defense, though it's important to note Taylor is much better at home than on the road, and Arrowhead Stadium is one of the more difficult environments.
Nov 22 - 9:49 AM

Devonta Freeman remains in the concussion protocol.

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports Freeman "feels ready to play," but the team is going to let the process play out. (Not that they have a choice.) This is Freeman's second concussion in the past four months. Tevin Coleman handled 21 touches against the Seahawks with Freeman out.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 22 - 8:15 AM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed Monday and Tuesday's practices ahead of Thursday's game against the Giants.

In other words, he's extremely unlikely to return on Thanksgiving. That sets up Vernon Davis for a huge game against the Giants' league-worst tight end defense. Always injured, Reed hasn't played since Week 8.
Nov 21 - 11:04 PM

49ers GM John Lynch wouldn't commit to the 49ers starting Jimmy Garoppolo against the Seahawks in Week 12.

Lynch said that decision will be made by head coach Kyle Shanahan, though Garoppolo certainly doesn't seem like a lock to start, even after getting the bye week to familiarize himself with the team's playbook. "You guys obviously know what we think of Jimmy in terms of why we brought him here," said Lynch. "But we also think highly of C.J. [Beathard], enough to trade up to the third round to get him." Beathard is coming off his best game of the season against the Giants, though Garoppolo remains San Francisco's quarterback of the future. We'd still bet on Garoppolo starting at some point this year, but it may not happen for another week or two.
Nov 21 - 6:23 PM

Seahawks waived DE Dwight Freeney.

Signed in late October, the 16-year veteran lasted four games in Seattle. Freeney tallied three sacks as a situational pass rusher, so it's a bit surprising he's being cut loose. 2017 is the longtime Colt's age-37 season. It's possible he gets a look elsewhere. Despite being a vested veteran, Freeney must go through waivers since it's after the trade deadline.
Nov 21 - 5:27 PM

Patriots waived DE Cassius Marsh.

DE Eric Lee was signed in a corresponding roster move. Acquired from the Seahawks before Week 1, Marsh played 266 snaps over nine games, making one start. He tallied one sack. The No. 108 overall pick of the 2014 draft by the Seahawks, Marsh turned 25 in July.
Nov 21 - 5:24 PM

Raiders fired DC Ken Norton Jr.

In many ways, Norton is the scapegoat for an underachieving team, but his firing is also completely justifiable. The Raiders have a league-low six takeaways, including an historic zero interceptions. No team has ever gone this late in the year without picking off a pass. Despite having reigning Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack up front, the Raiders are tied with the Giants for the fewest sacks (14). Opposing passers are posting a 113.3 QB rating when they face the Raiders. Something had to change. Ex-Chargers DC John Pagano is taking over.
Nov 21 - 4:46 PM




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