Terrelle Pryor is on his way out of Oakland. According to Fox Sports:
The Raiders are planning to release QB Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to facilitate a trade for him, FOX Sports 1 Insider Alex Marvez reports. Pryor appeared in 11 games last season, passing for 1,798 yards and 7 touchdowns. The Raiders acquired QB Matt Schaub from the Texans this offseason.
Another reason to believe that Terrelle Pryor is on the way out- the earlier reports that Oakland management has a “man-crush” on Fresno State signal caller Derek Carr. Of course, that report could be a smokescreen. At NFL Draft time, lying in the league is taken up a notch. Rumors, gossip, innuendo all of it proliferates as lying becomes an art form.
Still, Terrelle Pryor showed us enough last year that he should get another NFL job. After all, if had some modest success with the NFL version of the Valley of Lost Souls, where college football malcontents and professional free agent renegades, mavericks and miscreants seek asylum, then there’s no reason to believe that he won’t catch on somewhere else.
T-Peezy was a third-round pick in 2011’s NFL supplemental draft, just days after the league cleared him. So I guess Terrelle Pryor ended up out-smarting the polarizing Mark Emmert and the out-dated NCAA; even though he was ruled suspended for the first five weeks of the regular season, matching the suspension he would have faced had he returned to Ohio State for his senior year.
After packing up Jason Campbell, Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller, yes even Kyle Boller, Terrelle Pryor eventually found some playing time. And the five game suspension in the NFL? It didn’t matter, as he needed that time to adjust to the new system. He wouldn’t have played anyway.
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