NFL News: QB Terrell Pryor Released By Kansas City Chiefs

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Quarterback Terrelle Pryor
IN PHOTO: Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) scrambles with the football in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. REUTERS/Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed on Tuesday that they have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor just months after he joined the squad’s offseason/practice line-up. Pryor signed a short one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in January of 2015 with hopes that he makes the roster in time for the upcoming season of the National Football League, or NFL.

Pryor, a five-year player coming out of Ohio State in 2011, played for the Oakland Raiders from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of the offseason/practice squads for the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and the Chiefs.

Kansas City has multiple quarterbacks signed this season including Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid appears to be contended with those four by waiving Pryor, who lacks passing skills needed from a quarterback.

Just last Monday, Pryor posted on his social media seemingly excited about the Chiefs team.

Pryor was considered a good prospect before entering the NFL as he helped Ohio State to the 2010 Rose Bowl title and was named the Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player that year. However, his play never translated to the professional level as he struggled with the Raiders in his first three years in the league. For his career, Pryor is credited 1,953 passing yards with 9 passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions plus 627 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs.

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