Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive ends Malik Jackson (97) and Robert Ayers (91) at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos won 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders hope to trade Terrelle Pryor by Monday


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.

From PFT:

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.

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  • J K

    Goodbye Mr. Pryor, we appreciated your professionalism. If you ever consider becoming a Tight End you would breaks records like no other.
    Good Luck Sir, best wishes to you.

  • Bob

    Get back that fifth or sixth round pick the Raiders lost.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Some team has to have a 5th, 6th or 7th round pick lying around to give for Pryor (Jets, 49ers)?

  • Raider Grant

    If TP is released & not traded reflects back to McKenzie. As soon as Pryor is released teams will pounce on opportunity to bring him aboard as a back up QB, and to get nothing from the situation is sickening. McKenzie’s asking price probably just too high, and the fact they stated they are ready to part ways with Pryor, prior to shopping for a trade is why nothing is happening. McKenzie should of trade to Eagles when Chip Kelly inquired about acquiring TP. Now Raider will end up with jack! Go Raider & best of luck TP!

  • John Thomas Hurdle II

    Well once again, it is all about the GM, and the Head Coach with Oakland. You have admitted that the front line was a limp noodle of a pro offense line. So no QB can be above average. But I looked at the games with Pryor and I saw a QB trying to stand in the pocket but the so called great L. Tackle was getting beat and then the whole line. Not to mention that the Receivers was not getting free off the lines. So he and McGloin had to hold the ball. So instead of developing 2 young QB’s are just refusing to work with the best because he was the Old Owner and they want to have sitting duck QB’s. I am holding on that this year we will be competitive compete. But It is time for the Coach to coach and stop letting the GM make his decisions on players and they do not have the same style of players. Dennis is too scared to tell Reggie what he want as a team. Defense he do but offense he has no clue. I say try to trade him to Chicago or Carolina. He can develop well with the two QB coaches they have.

  • Todd_the_Hunn

    I like TP . He is a freakish athlete and also seemed to be a great teammate but you really can’t have multiple projects at the most important position . I know some people are going to cringe at this but we might want to consider not only keeping Trent Edwards but dropping McGloin if we draft a qb .

  • KloverJane

    Or both

  • Mark from Section 122

    If they would have built the team around Pryor instead of McKenzie’s and Allen’s egos, we might have something starting here. I’m sick of seeing talent wasted, opportunities and great players lost, poor coaching decisions and management moves. Just two examples: 1)The zone blocking scheme debacle with Knapp was the waste of a complete year, and in my mind contributed heavily to the downfall of Mcfadden and his injuries. 2)Breaking up the most successful kicker/holder tandem in the game AND lose the leagues best punter to save a few dollars on Lechler, because of their theory on decreasing emphasis on special teams. Now, wasting a once in a generation talent like Pryor for this emphasis on a “pocket NFL style quarterback,” gee whiz, how many more failed theories are we going to have to live through. I don’t like the rotating coaching wheel anymore than anyone else, but if this year doesn’t improve 110% I say flush the whole bunch again.