He had one more fumbled snap and a few errant passes in his 16 plays during team sessions, looking more like someone who had not played football since January than a future franchise quarterback. That is all to be expected, given that he just jumped right in on his first day with the Raiders, while most everyone else has had more than four weeks of camp.
“The problem is that now I’m 17, 18 days’ practices behind right now,” Pryor said Friday. “I’m just playing catch-up right now.”
Pryor was taken in the third round of the supplemental draft Monday and signed a four-year contract Thursday night.
IMPROBABLE PACKERS RALLY Graham Harrell led Green Bay to 11 points in the final 35 seconds, rallying the defending champion to a 24-21 victory over the Colts in Indianapolis.
Harrell threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Taylor with 35 seconds left, then hooked up with Taylor again on the 2-point conversion to make it 21-21. After the Packers recovered an onside kick, Harrell set up Mason Crosby for a 50-yard field goal as time expired.
BRADFORD IMPRESSIVE Sam Bradford led the visiting St. Louis Rams to a pair of touchdowns, and their defense made life miserable for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel in a 14-10 preseason victory.
Bradford was 8 of 8 for 76 yards on his first two series, with scoring passes of 6 yards to Mike Sims-Walker and 11 yards to the rookie tight end Lance Kendricks. Bradford finished with 95 yards passing in his most significant dress rehearsal before the Rams’ opener against Philadelphia.
Steven Jackson carried 15 times for 72 yards as St. Louis Coach Steve Spagnuolo played his starters the entire first half.
’ INJURY LIST GROWS With one preseason game to go, the Cleveland Browns’ depth chart is taking a beating.
Linebacker Titus Brown joined the list of Browns unable to work because of a high ankle sprain. Brown, tackle Eric Steinbach and running back Brandon Jackson did not suit up for a light walk-through after Cleveland’s 24-14 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.
EXTENSION FOR LINEMAN The Buffalo Bills gave defensive lineman Kyle Williams a contract extension. The team confirmed that the agreement was reached, and announced that team officials would be available for comment before Buffalo’s preseason game against Jacksonville on Saturday.
Williams has been a starter since his rookie season in 2006, and has been the Bills’ most consistent defensive player.
BRADY V. NFL IS NO LONGER The legal fight between the N.F.L. and its players is officially over.
United States District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued an order that formally dismissed the antitrust lawsuit brought against the league on March 11 by a group of players headlined by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The lockout began the next day and lasted four and a half months.
AROUND THE LEAGUE The Washington Redskins second-round draft pick Jarvis Jenkins is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. … The Jacksonville Jaguars waived the injured defensive end Steven Wesley. Wesley and the team reached an injury settlement, meaning he will not revert to Jacksonville’s injured reserve if he clears waivers. … The Tennessee Titans agreed to a contract with the veteran receiver Kevin Curtis.