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Terrelle Pryor has been cut by Kansas City Chiefs

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Shortly after the end of last season, the Kansas City Chiefs signed QB Terrelle Pryor. Now they have released him, according to a report from Pro Football Talk.

UPDATEChiefs cut three more players in addition to Pryor

Some wondered if Pryor would be able to push Chase Daniel(s) or Aaron Murray for a spot on the roster. We should have considered that the Chiefs really like Daniel (by giving him $10 million over three years) and Aaron Murray (by drafting him in the fifth round) while Pryor was available in January. I thought Pryor had a shot to make an impact on the Chiefs quarterback depth chart but that won't be happening now. Unless the Chiefs think Murray, who has no NFL experience, is capable of being the No. 2, I think this says a little bit about what they think of Daniel. There's also Tyler Bray, who tore his ACL, so he's in wait-and-see mode. The Chiefs have reportedly signed or are working out multiple undrafted free agents, which you can see here. Releasing Pryor could give the team more arms to check out as we move on in the offseason.

Pryor regularly posted pictures on Twitter of him working out at the Chiefs facility so it sure seemed like he was working hard to make a spot on the roster.

He also regularly visited kids at local hospitals and other community visits. He sure seemed like a good guy.

Pryor was signed by the Chiefs on January 7 after spending time with the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs said they would be working him out as a quarterback, not any other position (such as receiver or tight end, which had been speculated). The Chiefs began offseason workouts on April 20.

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