Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will make his first NFL start Sunday in the place of injured Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday, according to the team's Twitter page.
Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie have talked about wanting to get a better look at Pryor down the stretch, but whether that's as a part-time player or a starter remains to be seen.
With Palmer sidelined for Oakland's season finale in San Diego with cracked ribs and a bruised lung, Matt Leinart and third-stringer Pryor have been sharing time at practice.
Pryor has appeared in two games this season, completing 1-of-2 passes for 5 yards. He also has rushed for 2 yards.