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Matt Flynn, not Terrelle Pryor, will start for Raiders, report says

Terrelle Pryor suffered a recurrence of concussion symptoms. (Justin Edmonds / Getty Images)

In a last-minute change of plans, Matt Flynn will start today at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders rather than Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor, who suffered a concussion Monday night in a loss to the Denver Broncos, had passed concussion tests but suffered a relapse Saturday night, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

There have been questions about how the Raiders initially handled the concussion and Pryor tweeted that he didn’t remember much of the game, then retreated from that stance, saying he was fine. Pryor’s situation shows just how tricky the treatment of concussions can be.

“I watched the [game] tape,” he said late last week. “I could definitely see why they didn’t see [the concussion] … I was talking to them so I was fine because they were asking me [questions]. Definitely a delayed reaction.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · September 29, 2013