by Brad Biggs
August 09, 02011
The NFL’s supplemental draft is Aug. 17 and right now Terrelle Pryor is not eligible.
According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the league sent out a list of eligible players for the draft to teams today. Pryor’s name wasn’t on the list, but it did include Georgia’s Caleb King.
As Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post has detailed multiple times over the last few months, unless the NFL suddenly changes the rules for entry into the supplemental draft, Pryor will not be eligible. As Gabriel detailed, loopholes players were using were closed after Bernie Kosar and Brian Bosworth entered the league more than 20 years ago.
So, could the former Ohio State quarterback eventually be eligible for the supplemental draft? Sure, anything is possible before it begins. But right now, he’s looking at no college football and no NFL this coming season. Stay tuned.
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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune