Aug 25, 2013 9:17 PM by Bill Halter, AP

Raiders cut Cribbs, Pryor to start preseason finale

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland has released kick return specialist Josh Cribbs among the team's cuts. Cribbs had knee surgery in the off-season and signed with Oakland after spending eight season with Cleveland. But the 29-year old struggled to regain his speed and fumbled a kickoff in an exhibition loss to Chicago Friday.

Head coach Dennis Allen said on Sunday, Terrelle Pryor will start the Raiders preseason finale on Thursday against Seattle. Allen says Matt Flynn will sit out because of an arm injury.

Allen said Saturday the quarterback competition remains open one day after Pryor completely outplayed Flynn in a 34-26 exhibition loss to the Chicago Bears.

Allen has said the main criteria for picking the starter will be who gives the offense a better chance to score. Right now that is decidedly in Pryor's favor after he led four scoring drives and provided a spark that energized the Oakland Coliseum crowd and created a quarterback controversy with two weeks left before the start of the regular season.



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