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McKenzie says he intends to speak with Pryor about future

A FOX Sports report Monday said that quarterback Terrelle Pryor asked for a trade on the heels of the Raiders acquiring veteran Matt Schaub via trade.
That’s understandable given Raiders coach Dennis Allen made it abundantly clear that Schaub is the unquestioned starter next season.
Also, Pryor is entering his final season under contract to the Raiders. On Monday, Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami tracked down Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie at the NFL owners meeting in Orlando, Fla., and McKenzie gave his take on Pryor’s future.
“Terrelle wants to start so bad, so we’re going to … I’ll visit with him, and we’ll talk to him and we’ll move on from there,” McKenzie said. “So we’ll see in the next week or so how he feels about his future and just starting. That’s what he wants to do. So I’m going to talk to him.”
When asked if it is accurate that Pryor seems on the way out, McKenzie said:
“Anytime when you sign a veteran player like that, a guy that really wants to start, it’s going to hit him. So that’s what I want to talk to him about.”
The FOX report said Pryor informed his agent to go about getting the permission to seek a trade. McKenzie said those talks have been limited to Pryor and his agent so far.
“He hasn’t talked to me about it,” McKenzie said.
Pryor, of course, beat out Matt Flynn during training camp last season for the starting job. He started nine games and played well enough for the the Raiders to jettison Flynn after only one start — in place of an injured Pryor — and finish the season with Pryor and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin taking turns auditioning for the long-term job.
McGloin started six games, Pryor nine. That apparently was enough for McKenzie, Allen and others part of the decision-making process to glean that neither was seasoned enough to be the starter going forward.
As of now, the Raiders have Schaub, Pryor, McGloin and Trent Edwards on their roster. McKenzie on Monday didn’t rule out the possibility of adding another quarterback in the NFL draft in May.
In a perfect world for the Raiders, they get at least a sixth-round draft pick in a trade of Pryor because that’s what they gave up for Schaub. In reality, Pryor doesn’t have much trade value as a quarterback.

In other news:

1. McKenzie didn’t respond when asked if he has any interest in signing veteran offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who got suspended last season for his alleged role in bullying fellow Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.

2. Offensive tackle Jared Veldheer is the one that made the ultimate decision to sever his relationship with the Raiders after four seasons.
“I didn’t let Veldheer go,” McKenzie said. “I really wanted to keep him. Really did. But it was his decision to go.”

3. McKenzie refused to divulge whether the Raiders are interested in veteran wide receive DeSean Jackson via trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. He also declined to say whether he has called the Eagles about Jackson.
He did say that Jackson’s $10.5 million salary for 2014 is not a sticking point, if it reaches the point where the Raiders go after Jackson.
“As long as he’s a really good player that we think is really going to elevate our team,” McKenzie said. “I mean, big money, name is not the major issue. It’s what else he can bring to the table. Production is going to be a lot; but there’s many other characteristics that fall into that.”

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  • irjonny

    blah blah blah blabbity blah blah

  • Thec

    Stabler > All mannings, brady, marino, tarkenton, cunningham, rapistburger, starback, ryan, horse face who ever…

  • plunkhead

    10-4 bright eyes

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    From my girlfriend… She left on Sunday for a trip to Disneyland with her girlfriends on spring break though and won’t be back until Wednesday. Nothing till then.

  • Chino

    “He indicated to us he wanted to be here. So we [told Veldheer the Raiders] would pay whatever the market was, that’s what we told him. Whatever the market was.”

  • SaintKaufman

    The blabbity part was a nice touch.

  • SilverandBlack666

    Yes indeed and he should be in the HOF

  • Blackholepriest

    More like mighty mouse!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    blah blah blah, TP, blah blah blah

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    I’m going to pretend this all never happened

  • Raiders for Life

    You did watch Pryor play last season, Correct?

  • Thec

    Truth

  • SaintKaufman

    Don’t even bother dude.

  • Raiders for Life

    I know, thanks.

  • irjonny

    blabbity: reserved for any “TP is good” comments

  • The Florida Pete

    lmao…

  • 559 Raider 87

    Why trade our starting Safety for a soon to be free
    agent? Wilfork already cleaned his locker out. C’mon Man

  • plunkhead

    What the heck are you drinking?

  • inonewordraider

    I personally think his confidence is gone and he’ll never regain it. but I don’t see better options so it’s a gamble worth taking. Vick will get hurt period. Fitz as fitz and sanchez is garbage. Mcgloin and Pryor aren’t cutting it. Drafting any of the qb’s this year is a waste. so why not gamble that schaub regains form?

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    You get to tap any of her girlfriends?

  • SilverandBlack666

    Back when men were QB’s and they got pizzed drunk with the locals and slept with their women all night then played hung over the next day and won.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Yep. Did you? & Do you really think these numskulls spent the offseason trying to develop TP or were they infatuated with lover-boy McFlynn? Then bailed on him in the season for their next lover tool, McGloin …thats not how you develop a QB. If I were TP I would want out as well….theyre killing him here.

  • xraided

    you do realize that most of his weapons went down with injury right? you do realize that the remaining players quit on their coach right?
    it’s not always about the QB …
    they just felt it was time to move on from him
    it’ll work out this time around. reggie knew he screwed up by letting palmer walk by watching ARZ do what they did with him … he’s rectifying it by getting an even better option at an even better price.
    there’s plenty of top 10 QB’s in this league that have had horrible years…maybe not that bad..but bad… i’m writing last year off for Schaub…

  • SaintKaufman

    Jared is out playing Night Ops golf and laughing his redneck butt off at people trying to throw money at him. 1st world problems…

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    im sure there were a bunch of Donk fans having the laugh with that playoff victory.

    anyone with have a brain could see just as one can see with TP, its a sham and wouldnt/won’t last.

  • TerrapinRaider

    No problem with Schaub at all ….I just wouldn’t anoint him the starter as if he’s Brady/Manning et al. He’s a QB that was on a stacked team and they couldn’t wait to get rid of him cause he was holding them back. Getting rid of TP for that is dumb imho. Hedge your bets by getting Schaub, develop TP and give him a shot at the starting job. Thats how you do it.

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  • irjonny

    im not paying 8 mil a year to a guy that was replaced by Khalif Barnes without a flicker of difference. and i like veldheer a lot….just stupid

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    I’ve been wondering what ever happened with the LB, Jackson visit myself.

  • Raiders for Life

    Umm, after three years in the NFL if you’re not good at your position, then you don’t need development from coaches, You need to find a day job.

  • The Florida Pete

    I want Schaub to get max reps with the starting team… no excuses…
    let’s get something done this year…
    and if it doesn’t happen then I really really really really want Reg and Dennis gone gone gone gone…

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Naw, haven’t/won’t try to either. Not worth the risk of her getting jealous and the relationship going to crap.

  • BigBenRexor

    You do realize that Matt Schaub is Marc Bulger right?

  • Return

    I actually think Tebow would still be with a team if it wasn’t for that holyroller thing. He was miked up on the sideline and he was going up and down the sideline singing church hymns. Was super weird.

  • Just Win Baby

    Pretty sure Mike Brisiel was the starting RG when Matt Schaub had his best seasons in Houston.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    seriously? they bring dudes in to lob grenades around during basic?

    hilarious, i’ll bet he could chuck it,,

  • The Florida Pete

    I prefer church in church…
    twice a year…

  • BigBenRexor

    I’m pretty sure Andre Johnson and Arian Foster were starters too.

  • irjonny

    same with alex carrington. wonder if we’ve been pulling offers

  • Just Win Baby

    Where are they now?

  • Return

    one thing: SD game

    He most likely will not get signed to be a starter. But he may get the chance to compete for the position in open competition. That possibility is closed for him in Oakland.

  • LB32

    That makes no sense. There are plenty of QBs that weren’t any good until they had three 3-4 solid years of PT.

  • BigBenRexor

    In Texas

  • Chris in NY

    Yeah, Veldheer wanted out, just like Carson, right Reggie? Reggie would probably tell the media Hue wanted to leave to be an asst with the Bengals if anyone would listen. Come on.

  • The Florida Pete

    he did… he visited Ft Ord… he did chuck that thing… a lot of new Raider fans that day…

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  • LB32

    He shouldn’t be afraid of any comp. We don’t have any real QBs, right?

  • Return

    No, that he will never be a starter. Proved you wrong. You are starting to sound lot like Swanky. Your memory and logic are way off.

  • SaintKaufman

    Love the courses at old Fort Ord. Tough.

  • Gdog

    Cork: (paraphrase) “I heard yesterday he wanted his own guy…”