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Pryor trade request came weeks ago


Yes, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has asked to be traded. No, it did not happen in response to the trade that brought Matt Schaub to Oakland from Houston.

Per a league source, the trade request came in January, when players and agents and media gathered at the Senior Bowl. At that point, Pryor had decided that the time had come to move on, based on the elevation of Matt McGloin above the 2011 third-round supplemental selection during the 2013 regular season.

To date, no serious suitors have emerged. The Jets were a possibility before the signing of Mike Vick, and the Browns could make a play for Pryor.

At some point, Pryor may face the dilemma that former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow encountered -- change positions or exit the league permanently.

With the Raiders leaking the news that a trade request was made while the NFL is gathered in Orlando, the next two days could be the last-ditch effort to trade him. Thereafter, the Raiders could end up cutting Pryor.