The reports of Terrelle Pryor’s impending departure from the Oakland Raiders has been widely documented, but on Wednesday Raider fans found out exactly when the team plans on offloading their 2013 Week One starter.
ProFootballTalk reports that Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders plan on solving their Terrelle Pryor situation before the team begins their 2014 workout programs on Monday, opting to get rid of Pryor before even the early stages of their prep for the next season even begins.
Before the Raiders’ offseason program launches next week, they have one fairly important bit of roster maintenance to address: The future of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program. It’s currently unclear whether he’ll be cut if he’s not traded.
The effort to deal the third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft (the last player chosen by Al Davis) commenced in January, even though news of it didn’t surface until the league meetings in March. After playing sparingly in his first two years, he appeared in 11 games with nine starts in 2013.
Pryor had highs with the Raiders in his short stint as quarterback, including setting the record for longest run by a quarterback in a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as leading the Raiders to a surprise upset home win over the San Diego Chargers last season. Still he regressed after those highs, suffering a concussion against the Denver Broncos and spraining his knee before losing his job to Matt McGloin.
Pryor also had issues with his agent making some eyebrow raising comments and with his contract set to expire in 2015 it has been made clear that the team wishes to get rid of him as soon as possible. Whether that be through a trade before the end of the weekend or an outright release sometime before Training Camp begins one thing is clear, we have seen the last of Pryor as an Oakland Raider for better or for worse.