QB Terrelle Pryor among four players waived by Chiefs

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Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO; Then-Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs the ball during the second half against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO; Then-Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs the ball during the second half against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Terrelle Pryor experiment at quarterback is over before it began.

The Chiefs on Tuesday afternoon waived Pryor, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed with ChiefsDigest.com. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs did not officially announce the transaction at the time.

ProFootballTalk.com was the first to report the news.

The Chiefs later confirmed the Pryor transaction in addition to announcing the waiving of linebacker JoJo Dickson, wide receiver Corbin Louks and long snapper Jorgen Hus.

Pryor, of course, headlines the quartert.

The 6-4, 233-pound Pryor signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Jan. 8, and he offered depth after backup quarterback Tyler Bray suffered a torn ACL in early January.

Pryor entered the league in 2011 out of Ohio State as third-round pick of the Supplemental Draft with the Oakland Raiders.

He appeared in 15 games (10 starts) with the Raiders from 2011 to 2013, completing 170-of-302 passes for 1,953 yards and nine touchdowns against 12 interceptions. A dual threat, Pryor added 627 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 93 carries.

Oakland traded Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick on April 21, 2014. Seattle waived Pryor in late August.

The Chiefs currently have quarterbacks Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Bray on the roster.

Dickson and Louks spent time on the Chiefs practice squad last season. Dickson and Hus signed reserve/future contracts on Dec. 30, 2014, while Louks signed a reserve/future contract on Jan. 3.

The Chiefs offseason roster now sits at 79 players, giving the team 11 slots to fill to reach the league maximum of 90.