The Seahawks have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor, according to Pro Football Talk (Twitter link). Technically, Pryor will be waived, as he has accrued less than four NFL seasons. Seattle acquired Pryor from the Raiders earlier this offseason, but the 25-year-old ended up lasting just over four months on the Seahawks’ roster.
Pryor appeared in 11 games in 2013 for the Raiders, starting nine of them, but was underwhelming in those contests. Overall, he completed 156 of 272 pass attempts (57.4%) for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He did add some value with his legs, racking up 576 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 93-yard score.
In Seattle, Pryor was expected to act as the third quarterback, or perhaps even challenge backup Tarvaris Jackson for the No. 2 role behind starter Russell Wilson. He struggled during the preseason, however, completing just 54% of his passes to go along with one touchdown and two interceptions. In addition to Wilson and Jackson, the Seahawks still have quarterback B.J. Daniels on the roster, but I’d be surprised if the team kept three QBs.
The Rams could be one team interested in acquiring Pryor, writes Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Following Sam Bradford‘s season-ending ACL injury, St. Louis has little in the way of depth behind new starter Shaun Hill. The Rams could look to either place a claim on Pryor, or hope he passes through waivers and offer him a free agent deal.
Luke Adams contributed to this post.