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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Terrelle Pryor is still far from being a polished quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and isn't likely to move up the depth chart any time soon.


His footwork needs improvement and he's still trying to get comfortable staying in the pocket instead of taking off on a run as he did many times in college.


Pryor is making progress, though. He put up 227 yards of offense and threw a pair of touchdown passes in second half of the Raiders' 31-20 preseason win over Detroit in what was easily the highlight of his young NFL career.


More than the numbers, Raiders coach Dennis Allen was impressed with Pryor's command of the huddle and his communication.


Ravens cut K Cundiff,


BALTIMORE — Kicker Billy Cundiff was cut Sunday by the Baltimore Ravens, who decided to keep rookie Justin Tucker instead of the former Pro Bowl star.


Tucker went 5 for 5 on field goal tries during Baltimore's first five preseason games and showed more leg strength than the 32-year-old Cundiff. Tucker made two field goals of 50 yards or longer; Cundiff was 1 for 6 last year from that distance.


He also comes at a cheaper price.


Cundiff's place on the roster appeared in peril after coach John Harbaugh used Tucker for all the placekicking chores in Friday night's preseason win over Jacksonville.



Source: Bills in talks to acquire QB Jackson


BUFFALO, N.Y. — A person familiar with discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have tentatively agreed to acquire quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks.


"It's close," the person said Sunday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade. The Bills are in talks with Jackson's agent to restructure the final year of the player's contract. He's scheduled to make $4 million this season.


Jackson's future was in question with the Seahawks, after the team acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason, and after using a third-round pick to draft Russell Wilson in April.



Texans kicker out for the season

HOUSTON — Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says rookie kicker Randy Bullock is out for the season after tearing a muscle near his groin.


Bullock, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, and was competing with veteran Shayne Graham. Bullock was 3 for 4 on field goals and Graham has gone 5 for 5 in the preseason.


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