How quickly things can change in the NFL. Multiple sources inside the Seattle Seahawks camp have confirmed that the team plans to cut QB Terrelle Pryor from the roster in order to slim it down to 53 men.
Pryor, who has had an up-and-down preseason with Seattle, was battling seasoned veteran Tarvaris Jackson for the second-string role. It was no secret Pryor would have to seriously outperform Jackson in order to make the cut.
Seattle is not a team that likes to keep three QBs on the depth chart. Unfortunately for Pryor, although he showed flashes of brilliance, his inconsistency cost him a place with the team.
Seattle acquired Terrelle Pryor via trade earlier in the summer, giving up a seventh-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the young play caller. Many questions were immediately raised about how Pete Carroll planned to utilize Pryor’s athleticism.
Russell Wilson is the clear starter, but Pryor is a freak athlete with tremendous running ability. Many wondered if Pete Carroll, who is known for going against the grain, would use him as a receiver or even a tight end. Though they were intriguing ideas, neither were exercised.
So now what is next for young Pryor? I can’t say for sure that any other team in the league is at all interested in him, but if I’m the QB-needy St. Louis Rams, and Pryor just became available…