WEDNESDAY, 10:07am: The Raiders have received some trade feelers for Pryor, a source tells Alex Marvez (Twitter link). If no deal is reached, the team will likely cut the quarterback at some point in April, says Marvez.
MONDAY, 1:52pm: According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (via Twitter), Pryor’s trade request dates back to the Senior Bowl in January, well before the Raiders acquired Schaub.
12:19pm: The Raiders’ quarterback situation got a little more crowded last week when the team acquired Matt Schaub from the Texans. With Schaub expected to be the starter and Matt McGloin backing him up, there isn’t much room left for 2013’s part-time starter Terrelle Pryor. As such, the club appears likely to part ways with Pryor sooner or later.
According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News (Twitter link), GM Reggie McKenzie said today that Pryor could be traded or released. Pryor’s agent has conveyed to the Raiders that his client would like a chance to earn a starting job, which won’t happen in Oakland, tweets Kawakami. There’s a little confusion about whether Pryor would prefer to be released or traded, but the Raiders GM intends to speak with the young quarterback within the next week or so to plan a course of action, tweets Kawakami.
As for the Raiders’ new top quarterback, McKenzie indicated that the team’s decision to restructure Schaub’s contract shows that Oakland wants more than a one-year relationship with the ex-Texan. However, the GM also didn’t rule out the possibility of drafting a QB early in May, telling Kawakami that the club is open to any position with its first pick (Twitter links).
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter), Schaub’s 2014 cap number for the Raiders is now in the neighborhood of $7.5MM.