Terrelle Pryor signs with Raiders

By Marc A. Greenberg

The waiting was the hardest part.

Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor has finally signed an NFL contract.

Pryor, picked in the third round of the supplemental draft, signed a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders yesterday and is expected to practice today.

After the teams final preseason game, Pryor will be ineligible to practice until serving a five-game suspension.

Pryor left Ohio State before his final season with the Buckeyes after an investigation into the team’s memorabilia-for-cash scandal. Coach Jim Tressel lost his job as a result of the scandal.

The suspension, given by Commissioner Roger Goodell was for the same number of games Pryor would have missed had he returned to Ohio State. Pryor has said he wouldn’t appeal the suspension.

Pryor is coming off his best season statistically at Ohio