Friday, August 26, 2011

Terrelle Pryor is now an Oakland Raider

Terrelle Pryor was selected by the Oakland Raiders during the NFL supplemental draft. The former Ohio State quarterback was given a 4 year deal after Pryor opted to leave college due to a suspension for his memorabilia-for-money scandal. The QB will face a 5 game suspension for the beginning of the season issued by Roger Goodell. Oakland has three quarterbacks so it will be interesting to see if they develop Pryor into a QB or a WR. (Pryor played both positions at Ohio State) Terrelle will not be allowed to wear the number 2 because the Raiders don't want to be reminded of Jamarcus Russell.

Salazar beats out Zendejas for UA kicking job

Jaime Salazar has been named the starting kicker for the Arizona Wildcats. He beat out Alex Zendejas for the starting role. Zendejas, a preseason Lou Groza award candidate, lost his job after a poor conclusion to the regular season and his incumbent performance this offseason. The Wildcats will look to improve on PATs and field goals this season. Their home-opener is September 3rd against DIV II in-state rival Northern Arizona.