Amid talk (as explained earlier today by our friends at CFT while I was taking my birthday catnap . . . not to be confused with the catnap I take the other 364 days per year) that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor could head to the UFL or the CFL before trying his hand at the NFL, a team in the CFL has acquired Pryor’s rights.
Per ESPN.com, the Saskatchewan Roughriders hold the negotiating rights to Pryor.
The UFL could make much more sense for Pryor, since the season starts in August and ends in October, allowing Pryor to possibly get extensive live reps (if he can win a starting job) and showcase himself for the NFL.
It also remains to be seen whether he applies for — and whether he’s selected in — the NFL’s supplemental draft. Though the league believes a 2011 supplemental draft is authorized by the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement, the language of the CBA suggests otherwise. It won’t matter if current talks between the NFL and the NFLPA* result in a new agreement.
Even if he’s available for the supplemental draft, some team would have to be willing to give up a 2012 draft pick. If he isn’t picked, he’d become a free agent.