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NFL notebook: Pryor hopes to be released or traded

| Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:12 p.m.
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Terrelle Pryor, a Jeannette graduate, might be playing elsewhere next season after struggling as Oakland's starting quarterback.

Terrelle Pryor might have taken his last snap with the Raiders.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., that Pryor likely will be released or traded soon.

McKenzie said Pryor, who recently rehired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, wants to be a starting quarterback. The Jeannette product told Rosenhaus he wants to be released or traded, McKenzie said.

“He hasn't talked to me about it,” McKenzie said Monday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Fox Sports reported later Monday that Pryor wants to be traded.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said after last season Matt McGloin, a Penn State product who replaced Pryor as the starter, had earned a spot on the team.

Pryor started nine games last season. He rushed for 576 yards, a franchise record for a quarterback, and scored on a 93-yard touchdown run against the Steelers, an NFL record for a quarterback.

Report: quarterback Sanchez to sign with Eagles

Mark Sanchez, who was released by the Jets on Friday, is expected to sign with the Eagles, ESPN reported.

Sanchez is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, and the Eagles will have him undergo a medical evaluation.

He would be the third quarterback on the Eagles' roster, joining starter Nick Foles and backup Matt Barkley.

The Jets signed former Eagles starter Michael Vick on Friday.

Cards linebacker pleads guilty

Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

He was accused of grabbing his ex-girlfriend, the mother of the couple's daughter, by the throat and shoving her to the ground, causing her to fall and break her right collarbone during an argument at her apartment last May.

Bucs' Williams says he accidentally was stabbed

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams told Hillsborough (Fla.) County police he accidentally was stabbed by his brother Sunday during what began as a playful wrestling match, a Hillsborough Police spokeswoman told

A source said Williams didn't want to press charges against his brother, 23-year-old Eric Baylor, who is not in custody.

Rice has owner's support

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said running back Ray Rice has a future with the team despite being arrested on a domestic violence assault charge last month, ESPN reported.

“You can't take what Ray's done — the kind of locker-room influence he's been and the kind of community commitment that he's shown — and say he's a different person,” Bisciotti said.

Rice was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence Feb. 15 after a physical altercation with his fiancée at an Atlantic City casino.

Patriots being aggressive

The Patriots have been especially aggressive during the offseason, picking up cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, among others.

Asked if the Patriots' approach has anything to do with Tom Brady turning 37 in August, owner Robert Kraft said: “Want me to tell Brady that he's at the end of his career?”

Around the league

The Ravens gave coach John Harbaugh a one-year contract extension last month, Biscotti told ESPN. ... Veteran special teams standout and wide receiver Kassim Osgood signed a one-year deal with the 49ers. ... The Bengals signed free-agent cornerback R.J. Stanford from the Dolphins, giving them a player with experience on special teams. ... The Browns agreed to a contract with free agent Paul McQuistan, who started 14 games last season for the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

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