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Pryor looking forward to playing Oakland

8/25/2014

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."