Report: Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor unlikely to play vs. Redskins

If Terrelle Pryor can't go, Matt Flynn would get the nod in Oakland. (USATSI)
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor's gone from questionable to "unlikely to play" in Sunday's matchup against the Redskins, according to an ESPN report. He suffered a concussion in Monday night's loss to the Broncos, and admitted afterwards to not remembering much from the game.

This means that Matt Flynn could make his first start.

Flynn's NFL journey has been an interesting one; a former seventh-round pick of the Packers, he served as Aaron Rodgers' backup during the first four years of his career. He made two starts in Green Bay, the last coming against the Lions in the final game of the 2011 season where he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the win. Set to hit free agency that March, Flynn parlayed the performance into a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Seahawks.

But when Seattle drafted Russell Wilson, Flynn's fate was sealed. He was traded to Oakland this April but ended up losing the starting job to Pryor.

Flynn has taken all the Raiders' first-team reps this week, which is a good indication that he'll be under center when Oakland's offense takes the field Sunday.

The Redskins are favored by 3.5 on the road, and five of eight experts have Washington winning. We're not one of those people for two reasons: 1) The 'Skins' defense is awful, and 2) Flynn lit up a Lions' D two seasons ago that was nowhere near as bad as the one Washington puts on the field every week.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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