Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton runs a drill during an NFL football minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo
June 18, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals waived quarterback Terrelle Pryor at the conclusion of their minicamp on Thursday, leaving one less candidate for the job of backing up Andy Dalton.

The former Ohio State quarterback signed with the Bengals on May 10 following a tryout during rookie camp. He was competing with AJ McCarron and Josh Johnson for the backup job.

McCarron, a fifth-round draft pick, missed last season with a sore shoulder. Johnson returned to Cincinnati after spending the 2014 season with San Francisco. The competition for the No. 2 spot will be one of the areas of focus of training camp in July.

Oakland took Pryor in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft. He played three seasons and started 16 games for the Raiders.

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