Raiders ink QB Pryor to four-year deal


Raiders ink QB Pryor to four-year deal

Aug. 25, 2011


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Three days after being selected by Oakland with a third-round pick in the NFL supplemental draft, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has shown up in Napa and signed his four-year rookie contract.

"He will be on the field in Napa tomorrow morning," the Raiders announced via Twitter at 11 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Pro Football Talk, Pryor, taken with the No. 18 pick of the third round, received a 586,000 signing bonus to go with the rookie deal, which, with the new rookie pay scale, should be for some 2.36 million.

The Raiders were off on Thursday and they break camp following a Friday morning practice at 11. Saturday, they have a closed walk-through practice in Alameda.

Coach Hue Jackson said Pryor will remain a quarterback, at least to start his NFL career.

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"Obviously I need to work with him," Jackson said earlier this week. "What you see, you see on video tape. The guy had a very storied career at Ohio State. He can throw it, he can run it. He's smart, he's tough, he's played in big games.

"He's another young athlete that we'll add to the mix that will play quarterback and we'll work with him and get this guy to be a good player."

Pryor can begin practicing with team, and can play in exhibition games against New Orleans at the Coliseum on Sunday, as doubtful as that might be, but perhaps more probable in Seattle on Sept. 2.

But a five-game suspension for "decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL draft," which will cost him a reported 110,294 in base salary, ensues that will not lift until Oct. 10.

The Raiders were already without second- and fourth-round draft picks in next April's draft so their decision to use a third-rounder on Pryor has been widely criticized.

But in losing the likes of Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Robert Gallery to free agency, the Raiders figure to be rewarded handsomely in the form of compensatory picks next year.

"We fully expect, with the compensatory picks that we will receive," said Raiders senior executive John Herrera, "we will have a formidable draft."

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Despite the team's overall struggles, fifth-year pro Terrelle Pryor is finding himself in Cleveland.

With his rushing, receiving and even passing contributions, his stock has quickly risen under the Hue Jackson regime. 

The Browns have been impressed enough where they've reportedly had preliminary contract extension talks with Pryor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Pryor, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 2016 season, a breakout one for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenom, marks his second in Cleveland. 

Pryor was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft.  

He started 10 games for the Raiders at quarterback, compiling a 3-7 record, while tossing nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions. 

He was traded away after three largely unsuccessful seasons. 

In Cleveland this year, Pryor is 5-of-9 passing with 44 yards, has 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, and has a 33 receptions on 59 targets for a whopping 477 yards and three touchdowns. 

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

ALAMEDA – The Raiders should get Latavius Murray back in time to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That’s good news for the running game and the entire Raiders roster, which is surprisingly healthy at this point in the season.

Murray was listed as questionable on Friday’s official injury report but, barring a setback, is expected to play after missing two games with turf toe.

Murray was limited the entire week, but his return to football activity was a productive period.

“I thought he had a good week of practice,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was nice to have him back.”

Menelik Watson also returned this week, but was limited in each practice and deemed questionable for the game. He may be healthy enough to be active, but it’s uncertain whether he or Austin Howard will start at right tackle.

There are several examples of the Raiders bringing returners back slowly this season. They could make Watson an emergency option behind Howard in hopes of giving him another week to get back in the swing of things.

While there are key players on injured reserve, there was near-perfect attendance for Friday’s walk-thru practice before the team left for Jacksonville.

Brynden Trawick returned for this light session after missing two heavier days, though offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was considered a non-participant.

Raiders Status Report

OL Vadal Alexander (ankle)
RB Latavius Murray (toe), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), OL Jon Feliciano (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder)

Jaguars Status Report

OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DL Jared Odrick (hip), TE Neal Sterling (foot), TE Julius Thomas (ankle)

NOTE: Jacksonville’s CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), RB Corey Grant (toe), WR Rashad Greene (Achilles), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Abry Jones (hamstring), G Brandon Linder (foot), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) and OT Jeremy Parnell (hip) did not receive an injury designation, meaning they will play.