Tuesday January 20th, 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor earlier this month due to quarterback Tyler Bray's torn ACL, general manager John Dorsey said on Tuesday.

Bray, signed by Kansas City as an undrafted free agent in 2013, sustained his injury in an accident at home. According to Dorsey, the severity of his injury and the protracted recovery period that it requires prompted the team to sign Pryor.

"Anytime one of your players suffers a significant injury like Tyler's it is disappointing and we hurt for the player," Dorsey said. "With Tyler's injury having a longer recovery time, we've signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor to a futures-reserve contract."

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Bray will undergo surgery soon, but will likely be unready for the start of the regular season. He spent this past season on injured reserve after sustaining knee and ankle injuries in the Chiefs' final preseason game.

Pryor was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 supplemental draft. In two seasons in Oakland, he played 15 games, completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 1,953 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He spend last year's offseason and training camp with the Seattle Seahawks before being released by the team in its final round of cuts.

Dorsey said that Pryor's workout and abilities made an impression on Kansas City's coaching staff.

"He came in and...threw the ball magnificently," Dorsey said. "What we're doing is adding competitive depth. He's big, he's got a great arm. He's got enough athleticism and he's young."

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Pryor will join the Chiefs' other quarterbacks, starter Alex Smith, backup Chase Daniel and last year's fifth-round draft pick Aaron Murray, on the team's roster.

 
- Christopher Woody

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