NAPA, CALIF. - The Oakland Raiders signed former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Thursday, reportedly to a four-year contract.
The team announced the signing on its website Thursday evening, saying he has joined the Raiders at their training complex and will be on the field Friday morning.
ESPN was one media source that reported the four-year agreement.
Pryor was taken by the Raiders in the third round of the supplemental draft on Monday.
Selected with the 18th pick of the third round, Pryor will be forced to sit the first five games of the regular season due to the scandal at Ohio State that forced head coach Jim Tressel to resign.
Pryor left Ohio State in June as he received improper benefits for selling awards and other memorabilia in 2009 and would have been forced to sit out the first five games of the 2011 regular season as punishment from the NCAA. The NFL eventually made Pryor eligible for the draft, but ruled that he cannot play the first five games of the 2011 season. He can practice and participate in preseason games.
As a junior for the Buckeyes last season, he threw for 2,772 yards and 27 touchdowns along with 11 interceptions. Also, he ran for 754 yards and four TDs and led the team to a Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas, a victory that was later vacated after the aforementioned scandal came to light.