According to a report, the Oakland Raiders want to move quarterback Terrelle Pryor out before their offseason program launches on Tuesday.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Raiders have been trying to move Pryor since January, even though the shopping of the three-year veteran didn’t become public until last month.
It’s not clear whether Pryor will be cut if the Raiders can’t work out a trade for him.
Pryor was a third-round pick in a 2011 supplemental draft after he was given a five-game suspension had he remained at Ohio State. That led to what was at the time an unprecedented ruling; the NFL honored the five-game suspension, citing Pryor’s decisions to “undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL draft,” including failing to cooperate with the NCAA in its investigation of the Ohio State program in connection with allegations of players receiving impermissible benefits and hiring an agent in violation of NFL rules. (per Yahoo.com)
Pryor started 10 games for the Raiders, nine of those last season, and the team was 3-7 in those games. He led NFL quarterbacks in rushing yards last season with 576 yards on 83 carries and set an NFL record for quarterbacks with a 93-yard touchdown run against the Steelers in Week 8.
But he lost his job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, who started six games before Pryor was reinstalled as the starter for Oakland’s loss to the Broncos in Week 17.
As a passer, Pryor completed 57.4 percent of his throws for 1,798 yards and seven touchdowns and tossed 11 interceptions. He was also sacked 31 times.
Including Pryor, the Raiders currently have four quarterbacks on the roster. Pryor and McGloin are incumbents from last season along with Trent Edwards, signed to a reserve/futures contract in January, and Matt Schaub, the former two-time Pro Bowler who was acquired in a trade from Houston last month.