Raiders send QB Prior to Seattle: Reports

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) holds onto the ball against Denver Broncos outside...

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) holds onto the ball against Denver Broncos outside linebacker Nate Irving (56) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum last season. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to Seattle on Monday night.

The Raiders had been desperately trying to move the fourth-year quarterback prior to the beginning of the team's off-season conditioning program on Tuesday.

In return for Pryor, the Raiders will received a 2014 seventh-round draft pick.

Pryor, the former Ohio State star, has been a disappointment as a pro. He warmed the bench for two seasons, then won the starting job from Matt Flynn last summer -- only to lose it himself to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin during the 2013 season.

McGloin now ostensibly will back up Matt Schaub, the former Houston Texans quarterback whom the Raiders acquired in a trade last month.

Pryor is a tall, speedy, dazzling runner in the mould of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but his downfall is he has been unable to consistently complete passes from the pocket -- a must in the NFL.

Presumably, Pryor will battle Tarvaris Jackson to back up Russell Wilson on the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

FRANKLIN TO GUARD?

Orlando Franklin, a three-year starter at right tackle on the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos, tweeted Monday night that he is trying out at left guard this off-season:

"Left guard, excited to learn and improve this offseason. I will give it my all."

The Toronto native had a rough outing in the Super Bowl. Broncos head coach John Fox defended Franklin last month at the NFL annual meeting, but did not rule out a position switch.

 


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