Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders' QB Pryor returns, RB McFadden out until further notice

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After a mediocre performance from quarterback Matt Flynn – and his subsequent demotion to third string duties – the Oakland Raiders will be getting their starter back this week.

Terrelle Pryor suffered a concussion in the Raiders’ 37-21 loss on Monday Night Football to Denver after a hard blow from the Broncos’ Wesley Woodyard.

In stepped Flynn and another loss ensued, this time to the tune of 24-14 at the hands of the Washington Redskins.

This time it appears Pryor has learned his lesson, and hopes to avoid similar injuries in the future.

“I just try to make the right decisions and the smart decisions and be a smart person and player,” Pryor told the associated Press, via USA Today. “Obviously, if there’s three guys coming cramming down on me I don’t want to challenge all three of those guys so get down. Just be myself and play football. That’s how I have to play.”

So far this year Pryor is 53 for 81 passing with 624 yards and two TDs, and has rushed 26 times for 198 yards.  The Raiders will be getting their dual threat quarterback back in time for their game against San Diego this week.

It is unclear whether the Raiders’ leading rusher, the oft injured Darren McFadden, will be back in time for Sunday, however.

“No real updates, nothing really to report,” Oakland head coach Dennis Allen said. “He’s got a hamstring, and he’s trying to rehab it and get out there as fast as he can.”

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