Being in Seattle was an amazing experience. Great coaches, tech people , equipment management ! Blessing ! pic.twitter.com/yp678Y8mmg— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) August 30, 2014
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks began trimming their roster on Friday to get to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players by waiving quarterback Terrelle Pryor, per multiple reports.
ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio was the first to report the news, citing a league source.
The Seahawks acquired Pryor from the Oakland Raiders in April for a seventh-round draft pick, intrigued by the third-year pro's blend of size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) and speed. Pryor came into training camp as possible competition for backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, but his performance in the preseason didn't warrant a roster spot as the team's No. 3 QB.
Pryor ended the preseason completing 21 of 39 pass attempts for 281 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran for 97 yards on 16 carries, the bulk of which came on a 44-yard touchdown run in the Hawks' second preseason matchup against San Diego.
The 25-year-old entered the league with Oakland as a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft and started 15 games over three years with the Raiders.
The team is also releasing rookie fullback Kiero Small, the team's seventh round pick, according to Curtis Crabtree.
On Tuesday, the team waived defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horace Miller with injury designations; placed linebacker Heath Farwell, cornerback A.J. Jefferson and guard C.J. Davis on injured reserve; and placed cornerback Eric Pinkins on the reserve/non-football injury list.
On Monday, the team terminated the contracts of veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas and guard Wade Smith, and waived tackle Corey Brandon, running back Demitrius Bronson, safety Mike Dobson, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, wide receiver Kevin Smith and cornerback Thomas Wolfe.
Regular-season rosters will be finalized by 1 p.m. on Saturday, when all NFL teams need to get to the 53-man limit.