- Terry Blount, ESPN Staff Writer
- 0 Shares
RENTON, Wash. -- Quarterback Terrelle Pryor returns to Oakland Thursday night to play against the team he wanted to leave before being traded to Seattle.
"I told them I wanted to be traded," Pryor said Monday. "It took a while for them to trade me."
Oakland traded Pryor to Seattle on April 21st for a seventh-round draft choice.
"At first they didn't want to, but at the end of the day, I'm here," Pryor said. "Now I have an opportunity to go play against some [former] teammates and friends and some good players. That's what I look forward to."
Thursday could be a make-or-break moment for Pryor, who is trying to make the team as a third quarterback for the Seahawks.
Pryor played briefly in the second half of the 34-6 victory over the Bears Friday night, but he was 0-for-2 with an interception.
"I didn't even know I was going in," Pryor said. "I was just sitting on the bench. That's my fault and I have to own up to that. I threw a pick, even though I didn't know I was going in. It is what it is."
Pryor has a 29.9 passer rating for the preseason, ranking 111th out of the 114 quarterbacks who have taken a snap.
"I want to clean up some stuff from last week," Pryor said. "That's it. I just want to play better. I just want to make plays and not try to do too much."