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On Pryor contract, ball is in Raiders’ court

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During Tuesday’s PFT Live, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor said he’ll join the team as soon as his contract is signed.

So where does Pryor’s contract stand, more than a day after he was picked by the Raiders in the third round of the supplemental draft?

We’re told that the ball currently is in the Raiders’ court.

It should be a fairly simple process, especially in light of the rookie wage scale.  Given that Pryor already is way behind his peers, time would seem to be of the essence.

Whenever Pryor signs his contract, he apparently will be playing quarterback, at least for now.  Apart from Pryor’s strongly-stated desire to remain at the position he has played since his sophomore year in high school (he previously was a running back), Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com said on PFT Live that the Raiders will indeed put Pryor at the quarterback position.

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41 Responses to “On Pryor contract, ball is in Raiders’ court”
  1. citiciti says: Aug 23, 2011 3:31 PM

    Who cares?

  2. r8rsfan says: Aug 23, 2011 3:31 PM

    One thing for certain – he will not be underpaid. Al may be alot of things, but he is not a cheap skate in regards to paying his players.

  3. sano09066 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:39 PM

    Pryor is clearly not ready to take on a quarterback position in the Arena Football League nevermind the NFL, big risk little reward. I’m sick of hearing about him and Ohio State when OSU hasn’t been a relevant D1 powerhouse in quite some time. There’s a reason why he is no longer at the university.

  4. jakek2 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:40 PM

    Raiders and Niners should both be penalized draft picks for the nonsense that happened this weekend.

  5. ajknox88 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:44 PM

    4.36 fourty = $10,000,000

  6. jacunn2000 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:44 PM

    He just looks smart.

  7. beefer49 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:45 PM

    Jamarcus2

  8. edmazeing1 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:46 PM

    Raiders fan care!!!

  9. rexryansbelly says: Aug 23, 2011 3:51 PM

    He gonna wear #2?

  10. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 23, 2011 3:52 PM

    Well hes playing for the Raiders, so he’ll need a hand gun and a SF 49ers jersey as a target

  11. svrnblk says: Aug 23, 2011 3:53 PM

    Should get around 2 mil over 4 years. Much cheaper than Japurple who got that much for each start.

  12. raidermick says: Aug 23, 2011 4:09 PM

    citiciti says:
    Aug 23, 2011 3:31 PM

    Who cares?
    ——————————–
    Obviously you do…

    This is why you had to show your stupidity. If you did not care, why are you posting? I know why. Becasue we are in everyones head! That is why!

    The “TEAM OF THE DECADES” !!!!

    When we dominate the air waves as we have done for all decades, it is simply intoxicating and you can’r get enough Silver and Black in your daily diet…We know this and so do you.

    That is why you care. Yes, you care!!
    LOL!!!

    Late…

  13. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 23, 2011 4:10 PM

    Does it count against this year’s cap or next year’s since the pick counts against next year’s draft ;)

  14. ilivincin says: Aug 23, 2011 4:18 PM

    sano09066 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 3:39 PM
    Pryor is clearly not ready to take on a quarterback position in the Arena Football League nevermind the NFL, big risk little reward. I’m sick of hearing about him and Ohio State when OSU hasn’t been a relevant D1 powerhouse in quite some time. There’s a reason why he is no longer at the university.

    **********************************
    You’re just out of your mind to say OSU is no relevant. They have been to and won more BCS bowls than ANY other team, they are 6-3 bud. Sure, they lost two National Championships back to back years, that hurts, but come on, not relevant? In those games, they have beaten the SEC, Big 12, Pac 10, and ACC. Wait and see how TP will suprise you, everyone is sucking on Cam’s teets, if he can be good, why is such a stretch that TP can?

  15. blackbug99 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:22 PM

    While I appreciate the spirit of the Raider fans, “Team of the Decades,” is pushing it a bit. “Worst ownership of the decades,” I can agree with!

  16. granadafan says: Aug 23, 2011 4:29 PM

    College wins do not translate to wins in the NFL. Plus a fast 40 is pretty useless for a QB. No other team wanted Pryor, at least that high.

  17. cfletcher33 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:33 PM

    I continue to hear how this kid is not ready for the NFL. How is he no less prepared that Cam Newton? He played in the same type of spread offense, but played more years that Cam. I am not a fan of Pryor but I think he has the tools to be just as good if not better than Newton. Go Steelers!

  18. radrntn says: Aug 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    gotta laugh, who told you that the ball is in the raiders hands….contract is very simple …it is what it is …..UNLESS Drew is asking for more…Raiders are not offering anything less, unless they do not want to pay for the half the season he is suspended for….Maybe raiders would like a 5 year deal becuase of suspension, but I am not sure if that is possible with the new cba…the deal is pretty much black and white nowadays…thank you J-Bust.

  19. radrntn says: Aug 23, 2011 4:46 PM

    granadafan says:
    Aug 23, 2011 4:29 PM
    Plus a fast 40 is pretty useless for a QB.
    __________________________

    Tell the overall # 1 pick Michael Vick that

  20. tdk24 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:46 PM

    What does a college being a powerhouse or not have to do with anything? Did Brees come from a powerhouse? Eli? Peyton? Ben Ben? Air McNair? Favre? Cutler? McNabb? But you would prefer powerhouse QB’s like Lineart, Palmer, Tommy Frazier, Jason White, Henne.

  21. chobes68 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:56 PM

    “I’m sick of hearing about him and Ohio State when OSU hasn’t been a relevant D1 powerhouse in quite some time.”

    ===========

    Do you watch any college football? While the SEC has been the dominant conference, OSU has been one of the top 5 dominant programs of the past ten years.

    Keep your opinions where your knowledge lies, SpongeBob and Patrick, Thomas the Train, etc.

  22. rdrs68 says: Aug 23, 2011 5:42 PM

    good move on raiders part they get a guy who might be a qb or maybe a wr or te for the new price of a third round pick-maybe it’s a gamble but certainly not one that won’t break the band ala JaDoofus.

  23. sano09066 says: Aug 23, 2011 5:42 PM

    Clearly cant compete with SEC POWER HOUSES CUZ!!!

  24. 1bigtex says: Aug 23, 2011 5:43 PM

    @radrntn

    Regarding that 40 time for Vick, that speed has translated into a losing record in the playoffs and one year where his passing yards exceeded 3000. And when he did finally bust 3000 yards, he bettered it by an impressive 18 yards. Atlanta got Vick. San Diego got Tomlinson and Brees. Who got the better deal?

  25. marcsasharc says: Aug 23, 2011 5:55 PM

    lol team of the decades. not only does it not make sense, it makes you sound like an idiot.

    nobody cares about Oakland other than their rivals. everybody else likes to have things to laugh at, you know keep the comedic relief in their everyday lives. that is where the raiders and their organization steps in.

  26. gasolinejt says: Aug 23, 2011 6:09 PM

    @1bigtex First of all, it’s unfair to say “San Diego’s first and second round pick turned out better than Atlanta’s first round pick”.

    Secondly, what did Drew Brees and LT wind up doing in San Diego? Winning the AFC West a few times? Congratulations.

  27. irishtemper419 says: Aug 23, 2011 6:12 PM

    Osu not powerhouse ??? quit smokin crack I don’t even lik osu but there nice n as for ur sec no one has beat em not jus osu dummy.. if ur gonna post use ur brain

  28. irishtemper419 says: Aug 23, 2011 6:15 PM

    Sano’s. Wonderlick would hav broke records for the lowest score … Get that sec. Education o that’s rite y’all know everything.lmao

  29. rowdymon says: Aug 23, 2011 6:26 PM

    Demarcus Van Dyke signed a 4 year 2.63M contract so Pryor gets 20% less because of all the drama. 4 years, 2.1M. He has no leverage.

  30. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says: Aug 23, 2011 6:37 PM

    i thought he couldn’t practice until the suspension ends, so what’s the rush?

  31. psychoraider904 says: Aug 23, 2011 6:55 PM

    It’s funny how people love to get on here and bash the Raiders. Yeah, it’s been really bad these past ten years, but last time I checked, there’s still only 4 or 5 teams in the league with more super bowl rings than the Raiders. Every team goes through periods where they have a few down seasons. We’ll be back. It’s just a matter of time. So, go ahead and keep hating. It’s nothing new.

  32. tatum064 says: Aug 23, 2011 7:02 PM

    ilivincin says:
    Aug 23, 2011 4:18 PM
    sano09066 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 3:39 PM
    Pryor is clearly not ready to take on a quarterback position in the Arena Football League nevermind the NFL, big risk little reward. I’m sick of hearing about him and Ohio State when OSU hasn’t been a relevant D1 powerhouse in quite some time. There’s a reason why he is no longer at the university.
    ==============================
    31-4 as a starter

    - Three Big Ten titles

    - Two-time BCS Bowl MVP (wins over Oregon and Arkansas) – relevant enough for you?

    - 22 games with over 200 yards of offense

    - 2,164 rushing yards (Ohio State school record)

    - 57 passing touchdowns (tied an Ohio State record)

  33. raiderrob21 says: Aug 23, 2011 7:10 PM

    TAKE YOUR TIME RAIDERS! Hes next years 3rd rd pick that we get to groom a year early. Hit the books (Playbook) and watch and learn in practice. A full year of learning and throw him into the competition at QB next year.
    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!

  34. tatum064 says: Aug 23, 2011 7:15 PM

    I like his confidence and yet he seems to understand that right now it’s not about him. Seems to have a good head on his shoulders despite his earlier transgressions. I have high hopes for this guy…I watched him break down plays on the show he did with Gruden. This is a bright kid. The only issue is if he has the fortitude to do what is necessary in improving his mechanics and that he can handle being athletically challenged for the first time in his life.

    I also noticed 1)Pryor is very, very elusive behind the line of scrimmage; 2) responds superlatively to broken plays while improvising for either a completion or run; 3) runs like a back with no hesitation; 4) throws a great long ball; 5) is a tad inaccurate though nothing like JaDumbass who consistently threw bullets into the ground 10 yds in front of the receiver; 6) has superior height . Decent pick that didnt really cost anything.

  35. huejackson says: Aug 23, 2011 7:17 PM

    if the pats or colts or packers made this move the media would be saying how great the move was and it was a genius move,,,
    But of course the raiders made this great move so the media pretends its a bad move..
    Think about it…Before he went to the raiders all these media guys were saying how great Pryor is and its such a steal to get him then the raiders get him and now he sucks???
    I call BS and the same old raider bashing

  36. 1bigtex says: Aug 23, 2011 7:33 PM

    @ gasolinejt

    The point is that San Diego was able to get a Hall of Fame RB and a very good QB who has a chance to be in the Hall as well. The Falcons got a guy. He’s a fast guy, but just a guy none the less. While San Diego got to win the AFC West a few times, what did the Falcons get. They got Ron Mexico. You have to agree that in retrospect, Atlanta got the short end of the stick.

  37. themanchine says: Aug 23, 2011 8:03 PM

    1bigtex says:
    Aug 23, 2011 7:33 PM

    Need I remind you that Vick and the Falcons were the first QB/team to win a playoff game IN Lambeau?

  38. themanchine says: Aug 23, 2011 8:04 PM

    1bigtex says:
    Aug 23, 2011 7:33 PM

    Need I remind you that Vick and the Falcons were the first QB/team to win a playoff game against Favre IN Lambeau?

  39. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 23, 2011 8:45 PM

    I would guess from the way Mr. Davis paid Routt and Wimbley, that he’s in the process of negotiating upward from the 3rd round value of around $600,000.

    The kid will probably end up with 8 years, $77 mil. with $27 mil. guaranteed.

  40. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 23, 2011 11:35 PM

    “Osu not powerhouse ??? quit smokin crack I don’t even lik osu but there nice n as for ur sec no one has beat em not jus osu dummy.. if ur gonna post use ur brain”—->
    ___________________
    “use ur brain…

    Really? Are you serious?

    I have no idea what you were even trying to say or in which language.

  41. irishtemper419 says: Aug 24, 2011 5:16 PM

    I was simply stating that osu football has been a powerhouse year in and year out regardless the outcome vs the Sec . The sec is the best conf but osu has pit in work .. This was directed toward sanu6060 somthin. Is that clear enough for ya

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