NFL roundup: Terrelle Pryor expected to sit, Rob Gronkowski uncertain

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The Raiders are expected to be without their quarterback, while it's unclear what's happening with the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski.

The Oakland Raiders aren't expected to rush quarterback Terrelle PryorHe will likely miss Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins while he continues to recover from a concussion sustained on Monday Night Football.

Matt Flynn took first team snaps this week while Pryor underwent the league's post-concussion protocol, which cleared him for practice on Thursday. Flynn attempted two passes in relief on Monday, completing one pass for 19 yards.

Pryor has been an unexpected bright spot for the Raiders this year, completing 65-percent of his passes and posting a quarterback rating of 86.7 in his two starts.

Rob Gronkowski status uncertain

The New England Patriots have listed their star tight end as "limited" in this week's practice, but according to sources the organization isn't optimistic Gronkowski will play Sunday.

Gronkowski missed the first three games of the regular season in addition to the Patriots' off-season program. The New England offense has struggled without him, sitting in the middle of the pack in both yards per game and points scored, despite the team's 3-0 start.

Vikings interested in Freeman, according to report

The relationship between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman is strained, and it's believed the team will try to trade the veteran quarterback. Rookie Mike Glennon was named starter this week, adding fuel to the rumor fire that Freeman and the Buccaneers could part ways.

Minnesota has gotten uneven quarterback play from Christian Ponder. The third-year quarterback has thrown five interceptions in three games and has been unable to move the ball down field.

Anthony Spencer is looking at his options

Dallas' veteran defensive end is trying to find a way to stay on the field after his agent announced he would miss the remainder of the 2013 season and undergo micro-fracture surgery.

Spencer is playing on a franchise tag after amassing a career-high 11.0 sacks in 2012. He was expecting to test free agency in 2014 and his injury will greatly effect his status on the open market.

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