Usually, Tuesday is the last day of the week on which decisions to suspend or not suspend players are communicated. That’s simply because the first official day of preparation for the next game starts on Wednesday.
For Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a source with knowledge of the circumstance says there has still been no decision on the appeal of his 5-game suspension. Which likely means that the suspension won’t be lifted before the fourth game of it.
At this point, the only actual question is whether Pryor will get any, some, or all of his five game checks. If the suspension is lifted, he’ll make up only 1 week of practice — and he’ll be able to play in only 1 of the five games.
Throughout the suspension, Pryor is allowed to function out at the team facility. He can’t participate in practice.
It is unclear why it’s taking so long. Given the controversial nature of the NFL’s new approach to delaying the entry of players and coaches who have run afoul of NCAA regulations, if absolutely nothing else the decisions really should be created on a far far more timely basis.