Pryor's suspension over, activation next?


Pryor's suspension over, activation next?

ALAMEDA -- Just because quarterback Terrelle Pryor's five game suspension to begin his NFL career is officially over does not necessarily mean the Raiders rookie will dress for Sunday's home game against Cleveland.The Raiders have been granted a one-game roster exemption by the NFL, the league confirmed late Monday afternoon, meaning Oakland can carry 54 players on the roster this week instead of 53. It also means the Raiders can have eight inactive players on Sunday rather than seven.Because if the Raiders choose to dress him and make him active for the Browns game, they will have to cut or place a current roster player on season-ending Injured Reserve."I think we're going to be in a really good spot as far as Terrelle Pryor is concerned," Raiders coach Hue Jackson said in his weekly Monday media conference.As part of his suspension for what the league described as "decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL draft," Pryor could not practice or travel with the team during the first five weeks of the regular season. He could only sit in on team meetings and work out individually at the team's compound.When the Raiders drafted him in the third round of the NFL's supplemental draft on Aug. 22, it was with the understanding he would be suspended the first five games of the season and he had no qualms about it at the time.But just before the season opener, on Sept. 9, Pryor announced his intent to appeal the suspension. Three weeks later, however, the NFL upheld its own decision and did not shorten the ban, which came to an end following the Raiders' emotional game at Houston on Sunday, their first game since owner Al Davis passed away on Saturday."Yeah, I'm real excited to see him," Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders said last week. "We had him for a few days in training camp. Of course, anytime you get a young player, he's been really upbeat. We're looking forward to seeing what he can do."Had he returned to school, Pryor would have had to sit five games at Ohio State for his role in a tattoos-and-cash-for-memorabilia scandal that ultimately cost coach Jim Tressel his job."He's taken to the offensive terminology and the system real well," Saunders added. "He's done a nice job of that. He's been working out every day. So, we're excited when he has the opportunity to join us as a player."Pryor got in three training camp practices and dressed for the Raiders' exhibition finale at Seattle but did not play.

"Suspension officially over," Pryor Tweeted. "I can't wait to join my teammates in practice. Great win Silver and black!!! 'Just win baby'-Al Davis!"

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.