Originally written June 13, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Terrelle Pryor's rookie year in the NFL amounted to a false start. The former Ohio State star quarterback entered the league late through the supplemental draft, served a five-game suspension for infractions from college and then got on the field for only one aborted play for the Oakland Raiders last season. That's why this offseason has been so crucial for Pryor, who is finally getting the professional coaching and practice time he sorely missed during his rookie year. Pryor is battling Matt Leinart for the job as Carson Palmer's backup in Oakland as he tries to prove to his critics that he can eventually be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
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