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Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor from Raiders - April 21, 2014

Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum on December 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired QB Terrelle Pryor from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.

Seattle sent their only seventh-round pick, No. 247 overall, to the Raiders in exchange for Pryor. It is the last tradable pick in the entire draft. The remaining picks are compensatory picks, which cannot be traded.

The trade was first reported by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

"Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we're excited for him to come in and compete," general manager John Schneider said in a statement.

Schneider didn't refer to Pryor as a "quarterback" in his description or Pryor. It could be possible Seattle plans to use Pryor at another position than quarterback.

The Seahawks have typically carried just two quarterbacks on their active roster the last few seasons. The team re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson to a fully guaranteed contract to backup QB Russell Wilson this offseason. It would seem unlikely the trade for Pryor would change that arrangement.

The Raiders were reportedly planning to release Pryor Monday before the start of their offseason workout program. Instead, Seattle gave the Raiders a little compensation to secure Pryor in trade. It was unlikely Pryor would have been available to Seattle via a waiver claim if he had been released as Seattle is last in the waiver order due to winning the Super Bowl.

Pryor appeared in 11 games for Oakland last season with nine starts. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,798 yards with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also carried 83 times for 576 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders.

It's the second time over the last two years the two teams have agreed to deals involving backup quarterbacks. Seattle sent QB Matt Flynn to Oakland last offseason in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015.

Pryor is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $705,000 this season. That means that both Pryor and Jackson will make more money next season than Super Bowl winning starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

 

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