After running 31 yards on a designed quarterback keep in his only snap of Monday's showdown against the Ravens, Mariota will sit on IR for the next 3 weeks. He will be eligible to return Week 5 against the Bears. Expect Jon Gruden's golden boy, Nathan Peterman, to slide in as David Carr's primary backup.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a sprained MCL in his right knee, he said after the Raiders' 24-20 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
"My knee is banged up," he said.
"I've got a sprained MCL. It just got worse during the week. So I was just trying to come out and play and try to help the team but just didn't feel well today."
Pryor sprained the knee last week and said it got worse during the week leading up to the Giants game. Pryor added he couldn't get any push off his leg and couldn't explode in the passing game. The only other quarterback on the Raiders' active roster is undrafted rookie Matt McGloin out of Penn State, while fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson is on the practice squad. The Raiders worked out veterans David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat White last month.
As the Giants began their week of preparation for the NFC Championship Game, quarterback Eli Manning left today's practice early with what coach Tom Coughlin called "a stomach bug."
"Hopefully it is just a 24-hour deal," Coughlin said, "and he’ll feel better tomorrow."
Manning was in meetings all morning, and he participated in the jog-thru period of practice and took a few reps, but was sent inside when he felt ill. Back-up David Carr took over and said he took about 75 percent of today's reps.