Reports: Terrelle Pryor Released by Seahawks

By 11W Staff on August 29, 2014 at 9:28p
Terrelle Pryor in 2009; released by Seahawks in 2014

Pryor in August 2009

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Terrelle Pryor shined against Oakland on Thursday night, putting together an 11 of 17, one touchdown (33-yard pass) performance; he also chipped in 12 yards rushing on four attempts.

Seattle sent a 7th round pick to Oakland for Pryor in April.

Despite the sunk cost and Pryor's solid performance, however, the Seahawks have released the former Ohio State quarterback, according to various NFL reports.

Seattle has been a haven for formerly miscast tools, and Pryor is still an elite athlete. He's only 25 too, so it must be assumed he'll still have NFL suitors. (Unless maybe he's unwilling to attempt a position change?)

Good luck to Terrelle as he pursues future professional endeavors.

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Gobucks2204's picture

Crap. Hope he gets picked up somewhere.

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Abe Froman's picture

Doesn't Cleveland need a backup?  Wait, they already have 4.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

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sivaDavis's picture

Love TP but he could be a pretty damn good TE if he chooses to swallow his pride.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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OH1O State's picture

Sadly, if he won't swallow it to become a member of the defending Super Bowl Champs, he'll likely never swallow it.
He has the speed to be a legit receiver too.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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sivaDavis's picture

True. Hopefully an Ohio team or my Niners pick him up. Would love for him to spell Kaepernick. 49ers offense is mostly short passes and read options. I think he could really excel in that offense. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Blaine Gabbert was the worst overall player in the entire preseason....

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

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TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

He has said publicly that he can't catch

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OH1O State's picture

Rams need a QB.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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Damonbuckeye's picture

They aren't the Stl. Rams anymore they're the Stl. Sams atleast according to Espin..

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BUCKEYE_BATTLECRY's picture

My thoughts exactly. 

For Loyalty For Courage

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J.Mo's picture

Exactly my thoughts. They'd be wise to pick-up Pryor. He's not my most favorite Buckeye ever and his decisions are questionable but he is one hell of an athlete and can do some freakish stuff.

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Gobucks2204's picture

What position would he play besides QB? Tight End? Wide Receiver?

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Pick him up Jerry... Gladly swap him for Weeden.

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logamaniac's picture

trade you tony for johnny

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Haha well if it wasn't for Jerry's son overruling him on Drafting Johnny Football, you may have been able to pick up Romo on the Waiver wire. 

logamaniac's picture

and in that peterson article they said jerry is still antsy to get johnny.  hope we can get another trent richardson type trade out of it

Seattle Linga's picture

He'll be playing this year with someone. Too many good teams needing backups

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Myc24's picture

Baltimore is going to need to replace Tyrod Taylor at some point, and that might be a nice situation for TP to fall in to (this comes first because I'm a Ravens fan). The Rams also definitely need a QB, and maybe TP could really give them a shot to do some different and dynamic things - this would be an IDEAL situation for him IMO. Very little short term commitment from the Rams, huge upside, and the ability to replace a large chunk of salary if things shake out well in Pryor's favor. 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

crap, man. That is terrible news

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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bakerjon's picture

I wish TP all the best. I must say, I don't get these guys that won't attempt a position change to have an NFL career. So many of us would love to have the chance they have to play a sport for a living. It just makes no sense. If they could become a great (fill in the position) why not try it out at least?

"He Good!"
"Good and terrible..."

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Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

Has he refused to change positions? Maybe this will cause him to, if so.

He was never going to be a NFL QB, folks. I don't know why people ever thought so. That's not an easy thing to achieve, and his throwing motion was always suspect. Could he be a receiver? I don't know. But, why not try? 

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GUITONISH's picture

Ironically--same day as Michael Brewster
 

"Everybody always wanted to gamble on 4th down, but they wanted to gamble with my chips." --Poet, President, & Philosopher Jim Tressel

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Cleveland needs a guy that can catch the football! It looks like our receiver/tight end coach is Greg Little.

LEBRON

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Crumb's picture

Love to see him start somewhere this season. Rams would be a good place. Maybe Texans too?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

brunstar's picture

Pittsburgh needs a better backup.

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Key word here is "better"...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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Gobucks2204's picture

I'm hoping he goes to the Rams with Laurinaitis.

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Clinger76's picture

Who is Seahawks backup? Doesn't make any sense to me! He seemed to have a couple good preseason games! IMO 

he won't get a backup job at this point in year. He'll likely only get picked up as a different pos. player. We will see.

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats, But if you take no risks, you will earn no victories."

Bourbon Meyer's picture

TP talk to Jerry. His mall/stadium needs you.

Redjim91's picture

Good Luck TP!  Thanks for Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture
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TheAFBuckeye's picture

haha no doubt.  Ironically enough, I was at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta two weeks ago and one of the stations allows you to see all of a teams bowl wins.  It definitely recognized the Sugar Bowl as a win.  Nice to see, especially in the South.

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

bakerjon's picture

An SEC team would never think about playing a player that had taken benefits

"He Good!"
"Good and terrible..."

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whiskeyjuice's picture

And I was hoping he could be the QB to represent for osu in the nfl.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

Humbuck's picture

Terrelle Pryor had a great quote about becoming a receiver:  " No way I could become an NFL receiver, I can't catch."

I always wondered why people think it is just a simple transition that all QB's can easily make. 

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elloyd1681's picture

He probably should have stuck with basketball.   A couple of years in the NBA will set you up for life.  

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

Well, I'll admit that I am not exactly happy with the way he left Ohio State, but I have never hoped he wouldn't succeed.  Here's hoping he catches on somewhere else in whatever position is necessary.

I know there are concerns as to whether or not he can catch, but come on...it's TP.  He can catch a football.  Right?  Maybe not in the Hartline or Sanzenbacher fashion, but he MUST be an asset to SOME NFL team, right?

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Seriously??? He's admitted what he did was wrong.  Let it go, he was a kid and made a mistake.  

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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brandonbauer87's picture

A kid? I'll never buy that argument. 

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BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

If we're going to be fair, he made SEVERAL mistakes at several different times, all the while being yelled at not to make those mistakes. 

Like I said, I don't wish him ill will, but he knew he shouldn't have immediately sold the stuff he received from the AD and elsewhere.  He knew it was probably a bad idea to be pulled over while driving a few loaned cars.  And he MOST DEFINITELY knew that it was a really bad idea to ignore traffic laws while driving out of the lot of the Woody in a stupid expensive sports car in the aftermath of Tress's resignation.

I know it's a sensitive subject and I already affirmed that I wish TP the best--which I do--but it's a fool's errand to say he didn't knowingly violate a ton of NCAA rules.  And if nothing else, I'm jealous of his tattoos; they're very well done.  Perhaps I'll prove my allegiance to Ohio State in the same manner someday.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

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Rob Reese's picture

Dissension from the collective 11W cookie cutter op-ed, is met with a swift and steady flow of DV's.  +1 to offset.  I agree.  BIG TP fan here, but he knew wtf he was doing.  Period.  

tOSU class of 2009, College of Arts and Sciences

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DefendYoungstown's picture

I get it and understand your position. If you guys really feel that way you should disassociate yourselves with all the games he won for tOSU. At some point you've gotta let it go.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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Little Dan's picture

I can only hope he get's picked up by another team. Of all third string quarterbacks, he has to be the best. And I can only see him as a QB in the NFL.

Little Dan

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brandonbauer87's picture

If I'm Carolina, I'm making some calls. Who better to back up Cam Newton than Cam Newton lite?  

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Calgarybuck's picture

If he switches to WR he'll be in the league for 10 years!

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logamaniac's picture

on a practice squad.   or he can go to canada for a spell and work on a craft, be it QB or TE or WR

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NashBuckeye's picture

Good Luck TP!  I am glad that is mostly positive comments about him in this thread. Hard to believe that there is no spot in the NFL for him, so I think he will get another shot.

Rob Reese's picture

Bummed about this.  Not much I follow in the NFL.  What little I do,TP is/was one of them.  Hope he lands on his feet somewhere.

tOSU class of 2009, College of Arts and Sciences

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jsbuckeye's picture

Philadelphia Eagles with Coach Kelly would be a great fit for TP if they didn't already have 4 QB on their roster.

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Seattle Linga's picture

I like his athletic ability - so much raw talent and once he lands with another team in whatever league it is, hopefully he will be given an opportunity and a fair shot. Go TP - we are pulling for you.

Patriot4098's picture

I think QB is all he's got going for him. If he would have embraced WR earlier in his career, maybe he could have developed better hands and more elusiveness for his size. As it is now, he's only really an athletic QB. Probably a little too short to be a premier tight end too, but he could overcome some of those hurtles with athleticism. He's in a pickle. He needs to find someone willing to put in the effort with QB coaching. Figured Seattle was a great fit. Disappointed that didn't work out.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

D-Day0043's picture

Breaking in to the NFL playing for the Raiders isn't the easiest way to have success in the league. They have had no stability with their coaching staff and the organization as a whole has been poorly run for the last several years.

Seattle already has a quarterback and backups that know their system, so I'm not sure why they traded for him.

Coming out of college I would have swore he was every bit as good as Cam Newton. He had some mechanical issues, but that could have been worked out with good coaching. I just think that Pryor hasn't been put in a position to succeed. 

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braneli's picture

Bummer news dude. Best of luck TP.

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Pretty solid numbers against the Raiders. Pete Carroll seems like a solid coach to play for, so I am wondering WTF. Anyway, good luck to TP.
 

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

TraSmith4's picture

Don't be surprised if he ends up in tne CFL with Troy. 

Indy_Buck87's picture

You have to think that the seahawks signed him specifically to try and convince to to switch positions to TE cause his performance in the preseason warranted a roster spot! Last I checked QBs such as curtis painter were back ups in the league you have to think TP could hold a clipboard with equal style as scrubs like that!  Give the man a fair chance already! 

I know of only two things that are infinite, space and human stupidity.....and I'm not sure about space". Albert Einstein.

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Orlando Buckeye's picture

Pete Carroll tried to recruit him to USC as a receiver. Perhaps he was just giving it a second try. 

lamplighter's picture

How long was Garcia in the CFL before he made the switch?  Also, didn't Warren Moon start up there?

SpielmanForPres's picture

As much as I liked him at OSU, I can't help but not be surprised. I hope he catches on and excels. 

BartGK's picture

It is about the money... He's K that followed him from Oakland was 3 to 4 x what Wilson is being paid. He'll be back next year at a rate the matches his worth.

BartGK

sb97's picture

Its too bad.  I would like to see him latch on somewhere and realizes his potential.

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mtrotb's picture

Oh well.  Least he made a couple million bucks.  Hopefully he didn't blow it all.

mtrotb

buckboss's picture

I am sorry but i do feel bad for Terrelle.  The young man is obviously a very hard worker and is determined to play QB in the National Football League. 

I still find it difficult to believe that Seattle feels that if Russell Wilson was to go down their best opportunity to win would be with Tarvaris Jackson.  I'm sorry but I have a difficult time buying that.  Give me Terrelle.  Give me the thoroughbred athlete.

They simply don't give you a lot of time to prove yourself in the National Football league.  "Come out smoking or you're history."  i really don't think Terrelle played too poorly this Summer.  i don't think he played that poorly at Oakland either.  For some reason it seems as though Buckeye QB's aren't given much latitude.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears that Mike Tomczak would still be the Buckeye QB that had the greatest success at the NFL level.  I hope that changes sometime soon.

Funny thing I noticed though.  If you were to compare Terrelle Pryor and John Elway's stats their first full seasons of play as starters in the NFL they are quite similar.  What Terrelle did last year in Oakland was slightly better that what John Elway achieved in his first year in Denver.  Maybe.....just maybe they have bailed out on Terrelle a little too soon.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/ElwaJo00.htm  -   Elway's 1983 rookie season at age 23

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PryoTe00.htm   -   Pryor's 2014 season at age 24

I still believe he can play QB in this league.  I hope a coach and G.M. feel the same way.