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Terrelle Pryor to the CFL?

Each CFL’s team negotiation list is supposed to be confidential but some members of the media have made it a point to expose players that are sitting on “neg lists”.

By now it’s a well-known fact that former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is on BC’s negotiation list and with his release from the Cleveland Browns, it could very well be possible that we see the 26-year-old north of the border.

As an Oakland Raiders fan, I always thought Pryor had a lot of upside and would have succeeded anywhere other than Oakland due to the toxic environment. Maybe he just looked like a saint in Silver & Black due the quarterback drought in Oakland following the loss of Rich Gannon. In 14 appearances with the Raiders, Pryor rushed for 627 yards (including a Raider record 112 in a single game), passed for 1,953 to go with 12 touchdowns (9 passing, 3 rushing) and 12 interceptions. The rushing ability alone would make him awesome to watch in Canada.

He’s been working on making the switch from quarterback to receiver while bouncing to Seattle, Kansas City, Cincinnati and most recently Cleveland, but he has no practice roster eligibility left. If he doesn’t make a 53-man roster, he would therefore have no more time to hone his craft in the National Football League.

Pryor couldn’t have asked for a better team to have him on their negotiation list. The Lions are at a crossroads when it comes to the quarterback position. Travis Lulay has been given one more shot to lead this team but, with another injury forcing Lulay to the sidelines and a 34-year old backup in John Beck, the Lions need to seriously look at the future behind centre.

Terrelle Pryor’s agent should be on the phone with Wally Buono asking about an opportunity in Vancouver right about now…

– written by Travis Currah