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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor will have the stage to himself in a final audition to win the Raiders starting quarterback job. Coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that Matt Flynn wont play in Oaklands preseason finale Thursday night at Seattle, opening the door for Pryor to make his first start. "Its probably more of a precautionary measure on my part than it is anything else," Allen said. "Well get a chance to see Terrelle this week with the first-unit offence up against Seattle, and well see how he does." The two quarterbacks have been engaged in an increasingly tight competition to run the Raiders offence since the beginning of training camp. Flynn has been the starter throughout camp but there has been a growing groundswell of support for Pryor as Oaklands starting offence has struggled in the preseason. Pryor, who led four scoring drives after replacing Flynn in the second quarter Friday night in a loss to Chicago, has been the Raiders most effective quarterback so far. He is the teams second leading rusher with 83 yards on 11 carries. The former Ohio State star also is pretty savvy, and he didnt put any significance on his first start of the preseason. "Coach told me what the deal was, that Matt wasnt playing on Friday and he wanted me to jump with the first team and lead them into Seattle," Pryor said. "Im definitely not all the way there in terms of the playbook and in terms of just being a quarterback out there. Dont get me wrong, I can lead if I was called upon to do it. Im just out there getting better and trying to get in synch with the guys." Flynn was essentially handed the starting job after being acquired in a trade from Seattle during the off-season, but the 28-year-old quarterback hasnt looked sharp. He has completed more than 70 per cent of his passes but most have been check-down throws or short-range tosses. Injuries to Oaklands offensive line havent helped, either. Second-round pick Menelik Watson, who missed most of training camp with a calf injury, practiced at left tackle on Sunday and will start against the Seahawks even though he has never played the position until now. That is why many feel the athletic Pryor -- who made his only NFL start during the Raiders final regular-season game in 2012 -- might be a better fit. "Thats my goal, to be a starting quarterback and to lead a team to wins," Pryor said. "I wont stop until it happens. Until it happens and keeps on happening, Ill keep on pushing." Allen praised Pryor following the game against Chicago, in which he threw one touchdown and ran for another, but noted the third-year quarterback is still very much a work in progress. "When you have guys who have athletic talent like he does and they work as hard as he has, guys are going to get better, and hes improved," Allen said of Pryor. "Itll be a good thing to see him in another game situation against a really good defence on the road in that environment and see how he responds." With less than two weeks until the season opener in Indianapolis, Allen is in the uniquely strange position of trying to pick a starting quarterback when one of them is unavailable. Flynn was bothered by tendinitis in his right elbow while with Seattle, and the Raiders believe it is similar to what the quarterback is dealing with now. "Its hindered him a little bit," Flynn said. "I dont think its been a major factor when weve gotten into games. I just think its one of those things that weve got to manage. "I dont want to make it out to be any bigger of an issue than it is." The Raiders made several roster moves, including releasing kickoff return specialist Josh Cribbs. Cribbs had knee surgery in the off-season and signed with the Raiders after eight seasons with the Cleveland Browns. But the 29-year-old Cribbs struggled to regain his speed in training camp. He also fumbled a kickoff in Fridays loss. Cribbs contract was terminated by the Raiders, leaving him free to sign with any team. "It was just one of those things where I didnt see everything that I needed to see," Allen said. "We just felt like it was the right thing to do. If we didnt see him in our plans, to go ahead and let him go." Also released were: linebackers Keenan Clayton and Eric Harper, fullback Jon Hoese, wide receivers Sam McGuffie, Tray Session and Isaiah Williams, guard Andrew Robiskie, cornerback Cory Nelms, and defensive tackle Myles Wade. Royce Freeman Jersey .ca. Mr. Fraser, I think everyone would like to hear your opinion on what sort of suspension Zac Rinaldo should get. His comment after the game of I changed the whole game, man. 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"Ive always admired him from the other side, how well he competes," Bochy said. "I felt we were getting a front-line pitcher who will give us a chance to win on a consistent basis. Hes done all weve expected and even more." Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who had a five-game winning streak before Washington came to town. The Nationals have lost just twice in 10 games. "Its not much fun playing the fourth game of a series trying not to get swept," Bochy said. "The guys did a good job of forgetting the first three games and went out and played well." Hudson (7-2) allowed one unearned run and six hits. He walked two, struck out five and improved to 3-0 in his last five starts, which includes a suspended game. The Giants are 7-0 in games Hudson has started at home. "We played good defence to keep me out of some jams," Hudson said. Blake Treinen (0-3) remained winless at the major league level despite a 2.08 ERA. He gave up two runs and five hits in five innings. "Im confident I can compete at this level," Treinen said. "But I still need to improve, especially the command of my fastball." Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez had a two-run single for the Giants. Ryan Zimmerman drove in a run for the Nationals. Jose Lobaton, making his third consecutive start behind the plate, added two hits. Hudson allowed two or fewwer runs for the 10th time in 13 starts.dddddddddddd He beat the Nationals for the 17th time, the most of any active player, in 30 starts. "I just try to go out there and give us a chance to win," Hudson said. "It doesnt matter than we lost three in a row or won three in a row. I feel like I put forth the same effort every time. When you have lost three straight to the same team theres more urgency behind it." Treinen, who replaced the injured Gio Gonzalez in the starting rotation, has pitched against tough competition. The four starters hes faced have combined for 14 opening day starts. "Hes done well and is working hard at every aspect of the game," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He has that power slider, which is his go-to pitch. Working on the development of his other pitches is what is important." The Giants scored twice in the second. Morse singled, Tyler Colvin tripled and Brandon Crawford had an RBI grounder. San Francisco added two more in the sixth on a balk by reliever Craig Stammen and an RBI single by pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco. NOTES: Giants INF Marco Scutaro (back) was scheduled to start swinging a bat to see how hes progressing. "Hes looking forward to getting his rehab going," Bochy said. "He wants to start doing baseball activities." ... Gonzalez was scheduled to make one last rehab start Thursday before rejoining the team. ... Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-2, 3.17) starts at St. Louis on Friday night. He is 0-4 in seven starts against the Cardinals. ... 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