Texans Fantasy News
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:11pm
Must’ve been a pretty sight. Until reality set in.
McGloin was so good during a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans that undrafted rookie might’ve taken Pryor’s job.
While head coach Dennis Allen wouldn’t say whether he did or not, there’s no doubt the Raiders have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
“Here’s what I’m going to do; I’m going to enjoy this win,” Allen said. “Then we’ll go back and we’ll evaluate. Matt definitely did a very good job today.”
The undrafted rookie from Penn State was 18-of-32 passing for 197 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 105.9 quarterback rating in his first NFL start. He likely won't be better than a QB2 option if he indeed gets more playing time going forward. It's a tough matchup Week 12 against the Titans.
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Matt McGloin to start for Raiders
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:06am
Coach Dennis Allen acknowledged that Pryor encountered a setback on Friday after sharing reps with rookie Matt McGloin in Thursday's practice.
Although Allen had been holding out hope, team sources told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that all signs pointed to McGloin making his first NFL start once Pryor missed Friday's practice.
As Gregg Rosenthal pointed out, a battle between undrafted quarterbacks McGloin and Case Keenum would be a rematch of the Penn State-Houston TicketCity Bowl in January 2012.
Obviously there are a lot of question marks about McGloin, but the undrafted rookie out of Penn State, was 7-for-15 for 87 yards in the fourth quarter against the Eagles on Nov. 3 after Pryor left with the banged-up knee. McGloin was a different QB from his junior to senior year under former OC in New England and now current PSU head coach Bill Bradley. He impressed the Raiders enough that he became the QB2.
Arian Foster undergoes back surgery
Friday, November 15, 2013, 10:56am
Running back Arian Foster underwent back surgery in California on Thursday, but the Texans provided no information other than coach Gary Kubiak saying, “His surgery went well, and that’s about all I know. I don’t normally have any more particulars on it. (He’ll) start the recovery process (now).”
It will be interesting to see how the Texans handle Foster, who is signed through 2016, and pending free agent Ben Tate, who is two years younger and has a higher career YPC (4.9 to 4.5). If Tate runs well down the stretch, the Texans could have a RB controversy on their hands. If Foster's surgery goes well, the club could probably find a trade partner, though his contract is sizable.