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Reggie McKenzie: Terrelle Pryor wants out of Oakland

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Terrelle Pryor's desire to be a first-string quarterback in the NFL is poised to lead him away from the Oakland Raiders.


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General manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting that the fourth-year passer has asked to be let go on the heels of Oakland's trade for Matt Schaub.

"He has talked to his agent about it," McKenzie said. "He had him talk to me about it."

McKenzie added: "Terrelle wants to start so bad. I'll visit with him. We'll talk to him. ... We'll see next week or so how he feels about his future."

If the Raiders are willing to part ways with Pryor, they'll try to trade him first. Even if teams don't see the signal-caller as a starter, he was, at times, the most athletically gifted player on the field last season. There's no question he can help teams move the ball, but finding the right role for him will be tricky. It's also possible he never starts another NFL game again.

Especially in Oakland. The restructuring of Schaub's contract is further indication that the Raiders want to make the former Houston Texan their starter for years to come.

After Oakland used a "Matt McGloin Bar" to decide whether or not free-agent passers were worth adding to the roster, Pryor isn't even the clear-cut backup.

"Anytime you sign a veteran player, a guy (like Pryor) that really wants to start -- it's gonna hit him," McKenzie said. "And so that's what I'm going to talk with him about."

Stay tuned.

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