AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonOakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor throws against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL preseason football game

AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonOakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor throws against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL preseason football game

Allen won’t announce starting QB until game time

The Raiders are gradually solidifying their starting lineup for the season opener. They aren’t quite ready to announce their starting quarterback.

Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that he will not disclose whether Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn will start the season opener at Indianapolis until game time for “competitive” reasons.

Allen has announced starters at left tackle, tight end, cornerback and punter but will not reveal who will start at quarterback in order to make the Colts prepare for both the athletic Pryor and the more stationary Flynn.

Pryor did take the first snap with the first-team offense during a drill in the portion of practice open to the media. Flynn is healthy after missing last week with a sore right elbow.

Allen has said the starter will be the quarterback who is best able to move the team and score points. In the preseason, that clearly was Pryor. The offense produced 32 points on 14 drives with Pryor at quarterback, compared to 10 points on 13 drives this preseason for Flynn. Flynn played mostly with and against starters, while Pryor was in mostly with second-team players.

NOTES: The Raiders signed T Tony Pashos, who was released by Washington on Saturday, and cut T Alex Barron. … Oakland signed fourth-round QB Tyler Wilson to the practice squad a day after waiving him. … The rest of the practice squad is WR Greg Jenkins, DBs Chance Casey and Shelton Johnson, OLs Lamar Mady and Matt McCants, TE Brian Leonhardt and LB Marshall McFadden to the practice squad.

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WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

TV: CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)

RADIO: KGMZ (95.7 FM)

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