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Terelle Pryor to have role this week for Raiders

10:55 AM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (6) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys defensive end Baraka Atkins (59) in the fourth quarter at O.Co Coliseum. The Cowboys defeated the Raiders 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After spending most of the season on the bench, Terrelle Pryor has been playing a key role this week for the Oakland Raiders by impersonating Cam Newton in practice.

Pryor could have an even higher-profile role come game time Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp says Pryor will get on the field in certain specialty packages for the Raiders (4-10). Pryor made his season debut last week, handing the ball off twice and throwing one incomplete pass as he coaching staff wanted to give him an entire series.

The next step is using him in specific situations that can take advantage of his athleticism at quarterback

The Associated Press

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