Terrelle Pryor’s playing status for the Oakland Raiders heading into Week 4 is uncertain as the result of a concussion sustained in the loss to the Denver Broncos.
Wesley Woodyard’s hit on Pryor was substantial enough to cause the concussion and convince Pryor that the linebacker should be fined via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com:
“I think he should get fined, definitely,” said Pryor.
Although Pryor was able to continue playing following the hit by Woodyard, the up-and-coming quarterback eventually headed to the locker room and was diagnosed with a concussion.
Despite Pryor making a case for Woodyard to be fined by the NFL for the concussion-inducing hit, the league has deemed the hit as something that won’t be penalized. The league choosing not to fine Woodyard was debatable, but it may be a sign of things to come for mobile quarterbacks.
After learning of Pryor’s concussion, the Raiders’ coaching staff headed into Week 4 with the thought process of Matt Flynn or Pryor being the starting quarterback against the Washington Redskins. Flynn is more than ready to step in for Pryor after losing the starting gig under center during the preseason to the younger and more mobile quarterback out of Ohio State.