QB Terrelle Pryor with the Raiders, set to sign 4-year contract

Terrelle Pryor has joined the Raiders and is expected to sign a four-year contract before night’s end, as expected. Once he does so, he would be eligible to practice Friday in Napa.


The Raiders selected Pryor on Monday in the third round of the supplemental draft. That means the Raiders forfeit their third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. They already were without their 2012 second-rounder as part of a trade with the New England Patriots in April, as well as their 2012 fourth-rounder because of the 2010 trade for quarterback Jason Campbell.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera said the Raiders are confident that the Raiders will recoup some of those picks because of the loss of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller, among others, through free agency. Compensatory picks are awarded based on a net loss of free agents.

As for Pryor, Herrera said: “Terrelle is in town, and we do expect he will sign a contract later tonight.”
Pryor is facing a five-game suspension for his role in one or more violations that occured at Ohio State when he was their quarterback.
However, he is allowed to practice and participate in Oakland’s final two exhibition games before the suspension takes effect. Pryor’s agen, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that Pryor won’t appeal his suspension.
The Raiders are off today and don’t practice again until Friday. It remains to be seen whether Pryor will take part in the practice or be made available to the media.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that Pryor will be accessible as soon as possible.
“He’ll be here soon, and we’ll get him going,” Jackson said. “We’re not hiding him, I guarantee you that. He’s ours. There’s some protocol we have to follow to make sure that we do everything the right way before we get him here.”


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  • Tjbwall

    No hope for Francis? If i recall he was in on the FF in Pre-1 good spec teams player & lack of lb core

  • RaiderRetribution

    Since Mr. Pryor can participate in preseason, I’m sure he counts against the 75/90 man roster.

    We are at 89 until Terrelle signs then we will be at the full 90, including potential IRs.

  • JB

    Lefty, I don’t believe Pryor counts until the suspension is over.

  • lefty12

    I believe Nnamdi voided the contract,not the Raiders.
    As far as cuts go,we’ve still got a ways to go.Injuries may make a lot of the decisions.

  • JB

    new post

  • Try Some Reality

    Prior doesn’t count until after the suspension

  • Tjbwall

    Pryor does not count against the roster until week 6

  • RaiderRetribution

    I took an educated [arguably] guess between Mr. Francis, Mr. Gbadyu, and Mr. Blastock, was down to the 2 UFDAs, then went with the smaller school; I could see Mr. Francis making the roster as I could any of the other backup LBs.

  • Tjbwall

    Asomugha’s deal included a little-known clause that said his contract would void if he didn’t achieve his not-likely-to-be-earned incentives in 2010 — and he didn’t.

    His contract also contained a stipulation that if he didn’t achieve his incentives, the Raiders would agree not to designate him their franchise or transition player.
    To achieve his incentives, Asomugha had to play in a greater number of defensive plays in 2010 than he did in 2009, and this season Asomugha played in only 14 games whereas he played in all 16 in 2009.

    He also could have achieved his incentives by improving upon on his interceptions, fumble recoveries or sacks this season — but he didn’t have any interceptions, fumble recoveries or sacks this season.

    Asomugha needed EITHER 1 SACK OR 1 FR OR 2 INT

  • RaiderRetribution

    well I guess we could be thankful, because if Nnamdi had those 2ints, then we probably would have defeated Miami, SF, Jax, or AZ and we would be stuck with Cable as head coach for one more season.

  • alex7

    Priesttj says: “I’ll take a JC over a lot of guys who throw caution to the wind and throw 24 int’s like Eli Manning.”

    One of the worst opinions you’ve spouted, and there have been many (pro-russell, pro-dhb, anti-mcfadden).

    That’s like criticizing Ryan Howard because he strikes out so much.

    TDs = automatic points. INTs do not equal auto points for opponent.
    Thus, more of both is a net gain.

  • rob_raider

    jason campbell will have his chance. he’s 29, has improved a little every year, and does ok. but that’s not really a ringing endorsement. he has never, in college or pros, had the same system 2 years in a row. so maybe he does a good job. i think we’d all be happy w/ something like 3500 yards/25 td’s/12 ints. i mean that’s not manning/brady but it’s top half of the nfl. i’m optimistic b/c he does have some good qualities. he has a strong arm. he has good size and decent mobility. he works hard. he studies. those are good things. however, he does seem to take a little too long to make decisions. part of that was always blamed on having to always learn new systems. and his not seeing boss in the endzone right away was troubling. i am a little scared that basically he’s mediocre. not horrible. but just not really very good either. i’m hoping but there’s a feeling in my gut that says he will be just so-so this year. the problem will be if we go 10-6 and he puts up 3200/20/14. i mean what do you do? it’s not great but it’s not horrible. what the heck do you do? that will depend on two guys. trent edwards and terrelle pryor. edwards may only come into play if campbell gets hurt or really struggles. he’s only 27, has tools, and is smart. i mean basically we all understand why he was a 1st rounder. he could still blossom. he does have lots of starts and those tools. maybe not but there’s a chance. what happens if jc gets hurt or pulled and edwards does a nice job? now what? and then there’s our boy pryor. how fast will he develop? will he develop at all? the raiders qb spot will be very interesting to watch.

  • rob_raider

    for all of the al davis bashers, first of all, i don’t even understand how someone can call themselves a raiders fan and be harsh to al davis. it doesn’t even make sense. people who love the raiders should also love the man behind them. i mean i can understand not liking some of his decisions. i don’t agree w/ everything either. but to bash him is anti-raider.

    and why complain about him needing to step aside? seriously? the dude knows a lot about the game, has done great things, and is a HOF-er. and, it’s his team! if i owned a team, i’d do what the heck i wanted to do too. so get over it. the raiders are and will always be al’s team until he decides to quit or dies, probably the latter. and that’s the way it should be. it’s like complaining that henry ford had a lot to do w/ his cars. duh!

  • dvrick

    # BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011 Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Lol MR is KING again…..He has so much fun destroying my lies cuz truth doesnt exist inside for a loser like me!!!

  • dvrick

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    Do any of you realize Raiders could have kept Mr. Asomugha for the sum equivalent of Mr. Routt, Mr. Loper, & Mr. Carlisle?****Of course!!!!! THe Raiders know nothing about building a foot ball team!!LMAO

  • dvrick

    priesttj Says:
    August26th,2011 9:30am All I know is we’re gonna get blown out of every preseason game and that WILL carry over!!!!!

  • dvrick

    priesttj Says:
    August26th,2011 9:30am All I know is we’re gonna get blown out of every preseason game and that WILL carry over!!!!! 0-4 2-14

  • dvrick

    # JB Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Lefty, I don’t believe Pryor counts for anything he sucks.Will be worse then Ja.RUSSELL!

  • dvrick

    # Tjbwall Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Swap Hill-Dt for Connie Francis-lb

  • dvrick

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Speaking of Monkeys ….

    FREE RAIDER O!!!!!!!!!!The Raiders are loaded with them especially At QB!!!!!!!