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    Raiders expect McGloin to start at quarterback

  • ALAMEDA, Calif. — Terrelle Pryor was officially listed as questionable, but the Raiders were preparing Friday for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin to be the starting quarterback against the Houston Texans.
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  • ALAMEDA, Calif. — Terrelle Pryor was officially listed as questionable, but the Raiders were preparing Friday for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin to be the starting quarterback against the Houston Texans.
    McGloin took all the first-team snaps, while Pryor, in terms of body language and performance during the media window, looked nothing like a quarterback ready to play Sunday when the Raiders visit Reliant Stadium.
    "Obviously he wasn't as good today as he was the day before," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "I'll see how he's feeling tomorrow and we'll make a decision."
    If it's determined Pryor won't play, Allen said practice squad quarterback Tyler Wilson, the Raiders' fourth-round draft pick, would be promoted to be the backup.
    McGloin, who beat out Wilson to be the third quarterback behind Pryor and Matt Flynn then ascended to backup when Flynn was released, promised to be ready if called upon.
    "I made the most of my reps and I thought I did pretty well this week," McGloin said. "I thought we looked pretty good as a team. So we'll just have to wait and see."
    At 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, the Raiders offense will have a more conventional look with McGloin at quarterback. Pryor, 6-foot-4 and 233 pounds, leads the Raiders with 504 yards rushing and 7.4 yards per carry.
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