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Terrelle Pryor cut by Seahawks; Bills and Rams should show interest

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Steve Dykes

The Terrelle Pryor project looks to be over in Seattle. The Seahawks have released the fourth-year signal-caller, instead opting to go with Tarvaris Jackson and BJ Daniels as Russell Wilson's backup.

A 2011 third-round supplemental pick of the Raiders, Pryor will hit the waiver wire, since he doesn't yet have four years of experience. The former Ohio State Buckeyes star has yet to find his niche in the NFL. Rather then playing QB full time, he'd probably be better off trying to become an offensive weapon-type of player that also served as a third QB.

Pryor started nine games last season before losing his job to rookie Matt McGloin. He also missed three weeks in the middle of the season with a knee injury.

The third-year pro finished the year with 576 rushing yards but threw 11 interceptions against seven touchdowns to go with 1780 passing yards. He was never seen as even a backup to new Raiders QB Matt Schaub with Matt McGloin in the fold, and that was before they drafted Derek Carr.

If Pryor clears waivers, he will become a free agent. The Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams and Jeff Tuel backing up EJ Manuel in Buffalo isn't ideal, but neither is Austin Davis backing up Shaun Hill in St. Louis.