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April 21, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Seahawks trade for QB Terrelle Pryor

The Seahawks have traded for Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The news was first reported by ProFootballTalk.com and since confirmed by both teams. Here is the announcement from the Seahawks. And here is the announcement from the Raiders.

Pryor, 24, started 11 games for the Raiders last season. He completed just 57 percent of his passes for nearly 1,800 yards and threw seven touchdowns compared with 11 interceptions. Pryor became expendable for the Raiders when Oakland acquired former Houston starter Matt Schaub this offseason.

The Seahawks, of course, are set at quarterback with Russell Wilson and signed veteran backup Tarvaris Jackson to a new one-year deal last month. Pryor could push Jackson for the backup job, or the Seahawks might see him as a possible “slash” player, like Antwaan Randle El or Kordell Stewart for the Steelers. It is unlikely the Seahawks will keep three quarterbacks on the active roster. Seattle also has second-year player B.J. Daniels on its roster at QB.

Pryor is owed about $700,00 this season, the final year of his rookie contract. He will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. We’ll update as we get more information.

Pryor played at Ohio State where he led the Buckeyes to a 31-4 record as a starter from 2008-10. He was then suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for receiving improper benefits, notably tattoos, as well as selling championship rings, and then decided to give up his last year and declare for the 2011 supplemental draft. Oakland selected him in the third round.

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