Former Seahawk Frye will start at QB for Raiders

Oakland Raiders quarterback Charlie Frye, a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 and 2008, has been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion against Denver last week and will start Sunday against Cleveland.

After undergoing a series of tests this week, Frye was cleared by team doctors and practiced without restrictions Wednesday.

“As of right now, Charlie Frye will be the starting quarterback,” coach Tom Cable said.

Cable added that Bruce Gradkowski, who was starting ahead of Frye before tearing the medial collateral ligaments in both of his knees, might be able to return to practice later this week but is still doubtful to play Sunday.

Extra points

Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook was cleared after recovering from two concussions and is expected to play against Denver on Sunday. … Arizona placed starting left tackle Mike Gandy on injured reserve after he underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia. … Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd will require surgery to repair a groin injury, putting an end to the rookie from Oregon’s sensational season.