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Chiefs Release QB Terrelle Pryor

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Tuesday.

Pryor came over to Kansas City at the end of last season after the Seattle Seahawks released him. Pryor spent 2011 to 2013 with the Oakland Raiders before requesting a trade.

The Chiefs have four other quarterbacks on the roster that include starter Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.

During his time with the Raiders, Pryor completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,953 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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Seahawks Acquire Pryor from Oakland

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) -- The Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Terrelle Pryor in a trade from the Oakland Raiders on Monday for a seventh round pick in the upcoming draft.

Pryor was the last draft pick of the late Oakland owner Al Davis and is set to make $705,000 in 2014.

Pryor asked to be traded after the season when he lost the starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin late in 2013. The Raiders also made a move this offseason to bring in Matt Schaub, the former Houston Texans signal caller, to be the starter this year.

A third round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, Pryor saw limited action in his first two seasons before winning the job outright over Matt Flynn prior to last year. In his first four starts, Pryor threw for 845 yards and four touchdowns while completing 68.1 percent of his passes.

However, a knee injury suffered during a loss to the New York Giants began his downfall. Pryor would throw just one touchdown while tossing eight interceptions in the next four games before McGloin took over.

Pryor now joins the reigning Super Bowl Champions as a backup to Russell Wilson. He will have to compete for that job as well with both Tavaris Jackson and B.J. Daniels.

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Raiders' Terrelle Pryor Apologizes for Agent's Comments

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Terrelle Pryor was named the starting quarterback for the Oakland Radiers' Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, his agent claimed that he was being set up to fail. Pryor has come out and refuted his agent's claims.

"I apologize for the recent comments towards the Raiders organization," Pryor said. "That's not what I'm about. I'm thankful for this opportunity given to me by this organization and the phenomenal fans. I'm very excited to play with my teammates Sunday! We hope to make  you (fans) proud!"

Pryor started the team's first nine games of the season, and was his first taste of expanded playing time since his rookie year in 2012.

He went 3-5 in games he started and finished, but his play was inconsistent at times, so the team turned to undrafted free agent Matt McGloin as the starting quarterback after Pryor suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee.

McGloin went 1-5, and with the team facing another losing season, Pryor's agent claims that the team is starting his client just to see him fail.

In 10 games this season, Pryor has thrown five touchdowns to 11 interceptions, is completing 57.7% of his passes, and has 527 rushing yards.

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Raiders Set to Start Matt McGloin Again at Quarterback

NFL Shield(ALAMEDA, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders have decided to take a closer look at Matt McGloin as they've announced that he will start at quarterback for the second week in a row.

McGloin will continue to start as long as he remains productive, even if it means having Terrelle Pryor sitting on the bench. Pryor has started eight games this season.

"This is a production business, I've said that before," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. "One of the thing's we've tried to create here is an atmosphere of competition. If you go out and you perform and you make plays, you continue to get opportunities to continue to go out and perform and make plays. Matt did that last week. He's going to get another opportunity this week. We'll see how it goes."

McGloin's path to being an NFL starter has been rather unconventional. He was an undrafted rookie free agent after he was a walk-on at Penn State. The 23-year-old McGloin started for three seasons at Penn State.

He even entered the season as the team's fourth-string quarterback, but demonstrated to coaches that he deserved a shot at starting.

In his first NFL start, McGloin completed 18 of 27 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns.

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Foles Leads Eagles Over Raiders 49-20

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif) --  Just one week after missing a game with a concussion, Nick Foles made NFL history.

Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 49-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

"A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns," Foles said after throwing for 406 yards in the win. "It's a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job."

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns, helping Foles become just the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.  Peyton Manning also tied the mark in a season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens.

DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and LeSean McCoy also scored for the Eagles, (4-5) who look to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Head coach Chip Kelly has refused to name Foles the permanent starting quarterback, even though he has 13 touchdown passes this season with no turnovers.

"It's gotta be based on health," Kelly said.  "We'll talk about it later on."

Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions in the loss for the Raiders.

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Chiefs Improve to 6-0 After Defeating the Raiders, 24-7

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs remarkable turnaround in 2013 continued on Sunday as they defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-7 to improve their record to 6-0.

For the first time since 2003, the Chiefs are undefeated after six games. What makes it even more impressive is that the team won two games all of last year.

Running back Jamaal Charles led the way for the Chiefs on offense. He carried the ball 22 times for 78 yards with two touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 50 yards.

Quarterback Alex Smith was steady as he completed 14 of 31 passes for 128 yards with no touchdowns, but also no interceptions.

Meanwhile, the loss dropped the Raiders to 2-4 on the season.

Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor completed 18 of 34 passes with 216 yards with a touchdown, but he also tossed three interceptions.

Even though the Chiefs could only generate 216 yards on offense, their defense held the Raiders to 274 total yards of offense.

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Raiders Cut Matt Flynn 

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) --  The Oakland Raiders have decided to move on from quarterback Matt Flynn.

The team released Flynn Monday after just one regular-season start.  He had been demoted to third string behind Terrelle Pryor and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin after Flynn threw a pick-6 interception, fumbled twice and was sacked seven times in a 24-14 loss to Washington in Week 4.

"I don't know, exactly, what the reason was, why it didn't work but it just, it didn't work," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "Terrelle came in and he took over the job and he's earned the position that he's in so we just felt like it was probably best to go ahead and move on from that."

Flynn was acquired in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks, where he was beaten out by Russell Wilson for the starting job last year.  The Raiders gave up a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a 2015 conditional pick for Flynn with the hope of making him their franchise quarterback.

Flynn has made $14.5 million from the Seahawks and Raiders combined the past two seasons for a total of one start.

Pryor will be the team's starting signal-caller moving forward.

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Broncos Gallop Past Raiders 37-21

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Peyton Manning completed 32 of 37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Denver Broncos galloped past the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night.

The Broncos started the scoring on the first drive of the game, marching 55 yards on eight plays ending with Manning throwing a two-yard touchdown to Eric Decker.
Wes Welker and Julius Thomas also had touchdown catches in the win, but it was Decker who had the biggest day.
The 26-year-old had eight catches for 133 yards and that touchdown.

“Yea, everybody talked about whether there’d be in-fighting and all that kind of stuff, who gets the ball and whatnot – we don’t have those types of guys," Broncos head coach John Fox said of the team's surplus of talented receivers. "All they care about is winning and how they can contribute. Each week I think it’s going to vary. A lot of it is what the defense gives you or what they decide to take away. Obviously I was happy to see Eric get in that mix in a big way.”

Broncos kicker Matt Prater was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts with his longest being 53 yards.

Terrelle Pryor completed 19 of 28 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown but suffered a concussion on the second to last series of the game. Pryor received a helmet-to-helmet hit from Broncos' linebacker Wesley Woodyard with under seven minutes left in the game. Pryor stayed in the game for the next two plays to finish off the series, but proceeded to head into the locker room after that as Matt Flynn took over the quarterback duties for the rest of the game.

“We’ll see. You know we will go in tomorrow and have an evaluation," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said when asked how long Pryor could be out for. "We’ll get a better feel for where we’re at and then go from there.”

With the loss, the Raiders fall to 1-2 for the season.

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Peyton Manning Still Enjoys Playing on Monday Night

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Peyton Manning will be without Pro Bowler Ryan Clady for the remainder of the season and will get his first test against the Raiders defense on Monday night.

The Broncos come into the game 2-0 and Manning has already thrown nine touchdowns this season.  Clady protected Manning's blindside, but now Chris Clark will get the call at left tackle.

"Stepping up into a role like this, it's not going to be hard for me to adjust," Clark said. "It's not about filling a guy's shoes for me. It's about me creating my legacy, just helping the team the best way I can and doing my job."

The Raiders defensive line is tied for the NFL lead with nine sacks.

"It's a great history to it, it's a great tradition," Manning said of playing on Monday night.  "You're playing a division opponent at home, it's the only game being played.  It's still a big deal.  I know both teams will be pumped and our crowd will be rocking."

The Raiders have yet to get running back Darren McFadden going and quarterback Terrelle Pryor will face a tough Broncos defense that has allowed a league-low 81 rushing yards.

"I don't want to get too excited about a stage or anything like that because at the end of the day I still have to drop back and I have to help this team win" Pryor said.  "I know it's a big task versus one of the greatest quarterbacks, he’s a Hall of Famer."

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Luck Leads Colts Past Raiders, 21-17

Football Texture/iStockphoto(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Andrew Luck guided the Indianapolis Colts to a 21-17 over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday after his 19 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter put them up for good.

Luck threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns, to go along with his touchdown run.  Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was 19 of 29 with 217 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, the last to Antoine Bethea which sealed the victory for the Colts.

"I went through my reads. As you're sort of stepping up you sort of realize, `Hey man, there's no one here," Luck said. "That decision is like `OK, I can make the first down.' Then you start running and it's `OK, let's go for the end zone."

Colts receiver Reggie Wayne had eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.

"We didn't go into a shell. It was either a penalty, negative play, a sack that took us out of (it),"  Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "We still drove the ball. We still got it to midfield. We were still on their side of the 50. But then we'd shoot ourselves in the foot."

This was the Colts first win on opening day since 2009.

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