Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Without a Trade, Terrelle Pryor Will Be Released in April

Now that the secret is out, Raider Nation is fully aware that quarterback Terrelle Pryor no longer wants to be in Oakland anymore.  Reports have surfaced that had Pryor asking to be traded or released as early as January of 2014.  It is Pryor’s wish to be a starting quarterback somewhere in the NFL, but he knows that it won’t be in Oakland.  This is especially certain now that the Raiders signed Matt Schaub and named him the starter.

Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL and Fox Sports has also reported that there a few suitors who have been in contact with the Oakland Raiders about a possible trade for Pryor.  I’m sure they’re calling to find out the value trade that the Raiders are looking for.  I can’t imagine it to be more than a 6th or 7th round draft pick, but I could always be wrong.

Marvez also reported that if Pryor is not traded before April 21st, he would be released by the Raiders.  There are a few teams out there that could benefit from having Pryor on their roster, but I’m not sure it is going to be in a starting role.

Once Pryor leaves Oakland, he will represent the very last draft pick that Al Davis ever took, even if it was in a supplemental draft.  Davis took a chance on Pryor, and it did not pan out for either one of them.  Only time will tell if Pryor was worth the wait, or if he is yet another casualty who couldn’t make the switch from college to the NFL.

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  • Travis Myers

    The Raiders have zero leverage in this situation and if they pull out a pick I would be shocked. They got their apparent franchise savior for a 6th round pick so I don’t see them getting anything for their 3rd string qb. Plus he would go on waivers so any team could strategically wait.

  • Bob

    Pryor, Ford, Moore. The last of Al Davis “Scholarship” picks.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Like you said, a miracle to get anything. It all depends on who wants to take a shot at him, and who doesn’t want him on the open market. More than likely he’ll be released instead of traded. Still hoping for a miracle though.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Kind of makes you think doesn’t it.

  • Bob

    Al did wonders for football, but tortured us fans late in life as his way no longer worked. I would like to see all three gone.

  • Mark G. Palmer

    I watched this guy (Pryor) miss so many open receivers, it bordered on amazing. At the same time, the offensive line was so awful last year! I would watch this guy Nix, fall over his own feet on some plays. I wonder, if Reggie should make the offensive line, his priority in the draft. Yet, we have few playmakers, so we need more moves to be made. Jared Allen would have been a great pickup, for 3 years. Oh well……

  • Shane Schilperoort

    I think Reggie has made good strides with the offensive line in free agency, but I agree that the Raiders need to improve with and build with the draft. Might see at least one or two draft picks devoted to the offensive line.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Eventually you will. Ford is a UFA, and Pryor is on his way out, who knows what will happen to DMoore. He’s another one that has a hard time staying healthy.

  • friendship220

    Reggie took over a team that went 8-8 2 years in a row. Was the plan to gut the team and then suck as long as he was there?

    I don’t think that’s it.

    Is Reggie going to say

    A) “We’ve loved Pryor all along, but the media weasels have been wanting us to take a QB with the 5, and we’ve had to BS about our love for the next Mediocre Matt in order to shut the media weasels up” or

    B) “We dismantled a 8-8 team and we’re going to get a new Mediocre Matt QB every year until we’re all fired. We’ve got high hopes to get a Good Matt QB in 5 years after he turns into a Mediocre Matt. Some day, Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford won’t be good any more. Then we’ll get them. You have to admit that the new Mediocre Matt is better than the Awful Mark and Awful Josh.”

  • Travis Myers

    That 8-8 squad was smoke and mirrors. Al (and then Hue) sold the future to try and get to the playoffs and 8-8 was their peak.