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Raiders' Terrelle Pryor takes JaMarcus Russell's No. 2

The Oakland Raiders don't go out of their way to remind fans of the JaMarcus Russell era, but that was unavoidable Wednesday.

Terrelle Pryor wearing his No. 2 jersey with the Oakland Raiders. Gerald Herbert/Associated Press
Terrelle Pryor wearing his No. 2 jersey with the Oakland Raiders. Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor waltzed onto the practice field wearing the same No. 2 jersey that Russell donned during his ghastly three-year stint with the team, according to CSN Bay Area.

"I had to do a double take," said passer Matt Flynn, who played with Russell at LSU. "Not only was it a new number, the jersey looked a little big on him."

Pryor, previously No. 6, wasn't intentionally trying to stir the pot with Raiders fans. He wore No. 2 at Ohio State and asked for the jersey as a rookie in 2011. Hue Jackson, Oakland's coach at the time, rapidly put the kibosh on the request.

"Coach won't let me wear No. 2. Why? I don't know," Pryor said at the time. "You tell me."

Tell him, Raiders fans. Tell him.

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