The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.
For a Raiders franchise starving to change its image (well maybe just start winning again) and a long-term answer at quarterback, the front office evidently felt as though Terrelle Pryor wasn’t worth the wait to develop despite his immense talent (I use immense loosely).
Oakland has dealt the quarterback to the Seattle Seahawks on for a seventh-round pick in next month’s draft.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk broke the news earlier today:
Raiders announce trade of QB Terrelle Pryor to Seattle, for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick.
Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schaub from Houston to be the starter.
The former Ohio State Buckeye finished the season having completed 156 of 272 passes for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a passer rating of 69.1. He also rushed for 576 yards on 83 carries, but was sacked 31 times.
Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday morning for misdemeanor domestic battery.
TMZ.com reported the news, indicating that Johnson made $20,000 bail and is no longer in custody following his arrest in Calabasas, Calif. The report provided more details as to what transpired between Johnson and his ex-girlfriend, citing law enforcement and sources with knowledge of the situation:
According to law enforcement … Keyshawn was involved in a fight with his ex-girlfriend when things allegedly got physical. Sources say he smashed her phone, causing a gash to her hand. Our sources say the two had an up-and-down relationship and were arguing over marriage.
Johnson enjoyed a successful collegiate career at the University of Southern California before becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL draft, landing him with the New York Jets. Although he never quite lived up to the billing of his gaudy draft status, Johnson still had four 1,000-yard seasons, was named to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XXXVII as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his 11 NFL seasons.
Details on the incident involving Johnson and his ex-girlfriend are still scant at the moment, but he has not had any significant run-ins with the law in the past. Until all the facts are revealed, it’s difficult to determine whether this will impact his status at ESPN.
Chicago Bears star wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, has a offseason training regimen apparently includes sprinting at ridiculous speeds for several seconds at a time. He was able to accomplish the feat of running 24 miles per hour — which translates to a 2.5-minute mile — for a couple seconds without flying off the treadmill as we’ve seen others do so many times.
For years, Johnson was one of the sport’s elite players. He has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in his each of six seasons, including 2,006 yards in 2009. But declining production, coupled with a large salary, led to his ouster.
New York finished sixth in rushing last season and has every running back returning in 2014, yet felt the need to add more speed. Johnson, 28, is one of the fastest backs in the league, although he’s coming off a season in which he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry.