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Seahawks Roster Cuts 2014: Seattle releases Terrelle Pryor, per report; FB Kiero Small also released

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The Seahawks have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Pro Football Talk reports. Pryor was acquired by John Schneider and the Seahawks from the Raiders back in April for a seventh round pick. At the time, Pryor was about to be released even after starting nine games for Oakland in 2013, but Seattle evidently thought that a late-round pick would be worth a de facto move up to "first in the waiver order," essentially.

Pryor had an up and down preseason with the Hawks, completing 21 of 39 passes for 281 yards, a touchdown pass and two picks. He also ran for a touchdown -- a nice 44-yard naked bootleg that got people excited about the possibility of utilizing his athleticism in the Seahawks' offense. He had issues with accuracy and velocity though, and those two turnovers likely did not help his cause, as it's well known that Pete Carroll values taking care of the football above almost everything else.

Nonetheless, it was fun to watch him play and hopefully he'll catch on somewhere and continue his development, preferably not in the NFC West.


The Seahawks also released FB Kiero Small, Curtis Crabtree reports. He is a player that could potentially find his way onto the practice squad.

With these two reported cuts, the Seahawks are down to 73, meaning they've got 20 more to go.