Pryor, who had been splitting first time practice reps earlier in the week apparently suffered some type of setback in recent days, suggesting he felt better on Thursday than he did on Friday.
That lead to speculation that Matt McGloin would draw the start, though, questions remained if Pryor would be available in a backup role if McGloin was to struggle.
He will not as the team officially ruled him out of Sunday’s game:
Battling a nagging knee injury, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been ruled out of Sunday’s game versus the Houston Texans. Head coach Dennis Allen acknowledged that Pryor encountered a setback on Friday after sharing reps with rookie Matt McGloin in Thursday’s practice.
Had Pryor suited up and actually played, he obviously wouldn’t have been completely healthy and given his recent struggles, that made the decision to start McGloin relatively easy, I’m sure.