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Terrelle Pryor requests Oakland Raiders release

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Oakland Raiders quarterback, Terrelle Pryor has reportedly asked to be released by the team after they acquired Matt Schaub in a trade from Houston last week.

Sports Illustrated report that the quarterback has asked to be released by the team with NFL.com's Marc Sessler tweeting earlier: "Reggie McKenzie says Terrelle Pryor has talked with his agent about wanting to be released by the #Raiders."

It is thought that Pryor would be seeking an NFL team with a job that he could compete for and is anticipating that he would most likely be a second or third choice at the Raiders after Schaub and any quarterback they would select in the draft.

Pryor was drafted by the Raiders in the 2011 supplemental draft and played sparingly during the 2011 and 2012 season. Last year he played in 11 games for Oakland and threw for seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, he also rushed for two more touchdowns.

It is not clear at this point if any team would be interested in Pryor at quarterback but it would not be an unrealistic trade prospect with just $700,000 owing on his contract for 2014.

It might be a more realistic for a team to use Pryor in a different position than quarterback. He has good athleticism and at 6'4" tall could well be converted to a receiver or tightend.

Tim Tebow was reportedly offered but rejected tightend positions before he left the league last season and it is unknown whether Pryor would take a similar approach to a position change.

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