Kansas City Chiefs release Terrelle Pryor


The Kansas City Chiefs made a roster move on Tuesday afternoon, releasing quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was signed in January to a one-year contract and was expected to compete with Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray for the backup spot behind Alex Smith.

Despite not adding a quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft, general manager John Dorsey did sign Ole Miss signal-caller Bo Wallace as an undrafted rookie-free agent. Wallace was a three-year starter for the Rebels and eclipsed 3,000 yards twice, including his senior campaign which included 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol was also signed, although he would appear to be a camp arm.

Tyler Bray is still on the roster but tore his ACL during the offseason. Chances are that Bray won’t be ready for the beginning of training camp, let alone the start of the season.

Pryor was drafted into the NFL by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. After starring at Ohio State, Pryor was expected to be a project at the professional level and has proven to be exactly that. After playing sparingly in three games in 2012, Pryor appeared in 11 games the following year and actually flashed potential. Pryor completed 57.4 percent of his passes and threw for 1,798 yards with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

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  • With Pryor out of the mix, the Chiefs will have Smith as the starter with Daniel and Murray backing him up, likely in that order. Wallace is a good candidate to either land on the mystery Injured Reserve list or simply be placed on the practice squad. Should Kansas City choose the latter option, Wallace would have to pass through waivers.

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