ALAMEDA -- Terrelle Pryor went through warm-ups and drills and operated as the first-team quarterback during the first walkthrough period Thursday, looking as if he could end up being the starter against the Houston Texans.

During Wednesday's practice, Pryor was a spectator and wouldn't say one way or another whether he expected to play.

Backup quarterback Matt McGloin worked behind Pryor, with Tyler Wilson moving to another field as the third-team quarterback.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen indicated Wednesday there was no plan to get McGloin action to see what he can do, saying the job belonged to Pryor health permitting.

``I think we have our quarterback in Terrelle Pryor and we're going to evaluate him and see if he can help us win games,'' Allen said. ``We'll continue to evaluate as we go on and if we feel there's a need to play Matt McGloin some, we'll play Matt McGloin.''

Pryor did not seem to be moving with any sign of a limp, but he didn't last week, either. It wasn't evident Pryor was hurting in a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants until the game actually started and he lacked his usual explosiveness in terms of pulling away from defenders.

Tackle Tony Pashos (hip) practiced for the second straight day and could end up reclaiming his right tackle spot from Menelik Watson after a four week absence. Tackle Jared Veldheer practiced for the second straight day while coming back from a torn right triceps.


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Players who were not practicing and appear unlikely to make the trip to Houston are running back Darren McFadden (hamstring), cornerback DJ Hayden (hamstring), tackle Matt McCants (toe) and safety Tyvon Branch (ankle).

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who didn't practice Wednesday with a rib injury, making field goal attempts.

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