Despite the recent acquisition of Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals, the Oakland Raiders want to wait on using their new quarterback and have Kyle Boller start against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday instead. However, there’s a chance the Raiders may try and use another one of their weapons at quarterback–Terrelle Pryor.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Oakland has designed “specific packages” for the former Ohio State star and they could even be used as soon as this weekend. Pryor was officially added to the team’s roster on Monday after serving a five-game suspension to start the 2011 season. With Palmer unready to play, this seems like the best chance for the Raiders to see what Pryor is capable of.
After Jason Campbell broke his collarbone against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday, Oakland found themselves in desperate need of a starting quarterback–which is why they traded for Palmer. Many wondered if Pryor would receive the chance to start considering Boller has proven to be anything but effective over the years, but the Raiders decided it would be safer to stick with the veteran quarterback instead.
Still, it should be interesting to see what type of plays Hue Jackson and company have drawn up for Pryor and whether or not they’ll feel confident enough to use them against a Chiefs’ squad looking to pick up their third-straight win. Considering they were willing to give up a third-round pick in 2012 to acquire Pryor in the supplemental draft, the Raiders may as well see if he can help the offense.
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