Charlie Frye has been named as The Oakland Raiders starting quarterback for this Sunday's Week 15 match-up against the Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver. This will be the first start for Frye as a member of the Raiders.
"Anytime you get an opportunity to play in this league is a great opportunity. When it comes you just thank your blessings," Frye said after Wednesday morning's walk-through. "You always want to be ready. You never want to let an opportunity pass you by. So, you're always excited to play."
The Raiders signed Frye June 8, 2009. The 6'4", 220-pound Frye orginally entered the NFL as a 3rd round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Akron by the Cleveland Browns. He has appeared in 23 league games with 20 starts. He has completed 366 of 590 pass attempts for 3,573 yards and 16 TDs during his career with Cleveland and the Seattle Seahawks.
Frye threw for 185 yards and 1 TD during the 2009 pre-season. He also scrambled for a touchdown during a pre-season game at San Francisco.
Frye and Head Coach Tom Cable discuss the move on Behind the Shield: Online, our daily video news program.