Updated Nov 16, 2013 6: 35 PM ET
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor can miss Sunday’s game in Houston because of a sprained right knee.
The Raiders ruled out Pryor on Sunday and announced that undrafted rookie totally free agent Matt McGloin will start contrary to the Texans.
Pryor had a setback at practice upon Friday and had been listed because questionable.
This individual leads all NFL quarterbacks with 504 yards rushing. But he wore a thick brace over his knee during last week’s 24-20 loss to the New York Giants when he was held to a season-low nineteen yards on the ground and sacked four times.
McGloin was 7 for 15 just for 87 yards in relief associated with Pryor against the Eagles in 7 days 9 in his first game actions of his career. He will be the 17th quarterback to start for Oakland since the start of the 2003 season.
The Raiders also promoted rookie Tyler Wilson from your practice squad to back up McGloin and waived defensive end John Sanford. Wilson was a fourth-round choose but was beaten out for a roster spot by McGloin.
McGloin entered training get away fourth on the depth chart. This individual was originally a walk-on from Penn State before setting the college record for career touchdown passes.
“What can you say about Matt McGloin? Previously being in that league, I know it takes a smart guy, it takes a competitive guy, it takes a guy that does the same thing every day, ” said Penn Condition coach Bill O’Brien, the former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.
“He works at it. He is in the office early, he leaves late. That’s what Matt is. Every thing Matt gets, he deserves as they works for it. It’s going to be fun to watch him play. ”
McGloin will start against one more undrafted free agent in Houston’s Case Keenum. This marks the 1st time since 2011 that two undrafted free agent quarterbacks started towards each other. Kansas City’s Tyler Palko faced Chicago’s Caleb Hanie upon Dec. 4 that year, plus Miami’s Matt Moore faced Dallas’ Tony Romo on Nov. 24.
Disregarding the particular strike year in 1987, this is just the second time two undrafted quarterbacks in their first year within the NFL started against each other, according to STATS LLC. The only other time it happened came on Dec. 1, 1985, when Dieter Brock of the Los Angeles Rams faced Bobby Hebert of the New Orleans Saints.