NFL notebook: Seahawks acquire QB Pryor from Raiders
The Raiders made good on their promise to trade or release quarterback Terrelle Pryor by Monday, dealing him to the Seahawks.
Oakland sent the third-year player and Jeannette product to the Super Bowl champions for a seventh-round pick in next month's draft.
Pryor was a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft out of Ohio State. He started nine games last season, going 3-6, while sharing the job with undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin.
Pryor went 156 for 272 for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a passer rating of 69.1. He is scheduled to make $750,000 this season.
2 prospects visit Steelers
UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr and Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen visited as the Steelers resumed their face-to-face meetings with NFL Draft prospects. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Barr, one of the best available pass rushers, is considered to be a likely first-round draft pick. The former fullback had 10 sacks last season. Allen is a nose tackle who could be available on the third day of the draft.
Smith: I'll be Jets' QB
Part of the late-season success last year in which the Jets won three of their last four was the result of West Virginia product Geno Smith becoming more efficient as a rookie. Still, he headed into the offseason uncertain as to whether the Jets considered him the quarterback of the future, or even the present — a situation that became murkier when they signed Michael Vick.
But the second-year quarterback has praised the addition and reiterated that he's looking forward to competing with a player of Vick's experience. When asked if he still think he'll win the starting job, Smith responded with a simple yet confident, “Yes.”
Smith, Chiefs talk deal
Alex Smith would like to stay in Kansas City. He just doesn't want to waste his time dealing with the negotiations that could keep him with the Chiefs beyond next season.
“My agent and representatives handle all that,” Smith said. “That's why you hire them.”
Smith confirmed that his agent, Tom Condon, has been talking with the Chiefs about a new deal. Smith is due to make $7.5 million in the final year of a contract he signed in 2012 when he still was a member of the 49ers. He completed 66 percent of his passes with a career-best 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading a team that had been 2-14 the year before his arrival to an 11-5 mark and a spot in the playoffs.
Suh will skip minicamp
Ndamukong Suh will be a no-show at the Lions' voluntary minicamp this week. Suh won't be in Allen Park, Mich., on Tuesday with his teammates, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The person, who said Suh will attend the team's voluntary workouts in May and mandatory minicamp next month, spoke on condition of anonymity because the defensive tackle was not announcing his plans.
Green's option exercised
The Bengals exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green, letting them turn their focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton.
Green has 3,833 yards receiving in his first three seasons, trailing only Randy Moss' 4,163 yards in his first three seasons.
Dalton was taken in the second round in 2011, so he's not subject to an option year. His deal expires after this year.
Bengals punter healthy
Bengals punter Kevin Huber is almost back to normal after recovering from one of the most painful hits of the 2013 season. The Steelers' Terence Garvin blocked Huber during Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in December. Huber broke his jaw and had to have surgery to wire it in place. He also cracked a vertebra, which healed without surgery.
Manning: No rules broken
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he didn't break any of the NFL's offseason rules when he recently met with Alabama coach Nick Saban.
The issue with a possible violation of the collective bargaining agreement arose because Denver's offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, also was in Tuscaloosa to meet with Crimson Tide coaches.
NFL rules prohibit players and coaches from conducting football-related business before the official start of the offseason program.
Ex-WR Johnson arrested
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute. A Sheriff's Department statement says deputies responded to a residence in Calabasas and determined the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute, and the resident was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery.
Giants sign QB Freeman
Josh Freeman signed with the Giants to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota.
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