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Seahawks trade for QB Terrelle Pryor

Posted Apr 21, 2014

The Seahawks added another athletic quarterback on Monday when they acquired Terrelle Pryor in a trade with the Oakland Raiders.


The Seahawks added to the competition at the quarterback position on Monday by acquiring Terrelle Pryor in a trade with the Oakland Raiders for a seventh-round in next month’s NFL Draft.

Pryor, who will turn 25 in June, was a third-round selection in the 2011 supplemental draft by the Raiders after leaving Ohio State early when it was ruled by the NCAA that he would be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 college season for his part in the selling of memorabilia.

The 6-foot-4, 233-pound Pryor played sparingly in his first two seasons with the Raiders, playing in one game in 2011 and starting one of the three games he played in during 2012.

Pryor made nine starts last season, passing for 1,798 yards while completing 156 of 272 passes, with seven touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. He also averaged 6.9 yards on 83 rushes, including a 93-yard TD run. Pryor became expendable last month when the Raiders traded for former Houston Texans starter Matt Schaub.

During his workout for 17 NFL teams prior to the supplemental draft, it was reported that Pryor ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds.

With the Seahawks, Pryor steps into a situation where third-year QB Russell Wilson is the established starter and the coaches feel that backup Tarvaris Jackson was better in his second stint with the team last season than he was when he was the starter in 2011 (he spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills). B.J. Daniels was signed to a future contract in February after splitting time between the active roster (six games) and practice squad last season, when he was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers in October.

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