NFL Notebook: Pryor not yet on draft board
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Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor of Jeannette is not yet eligible for the NFL's supplemental draft.
The league informed its 32 teams that the supplemental draft is set for Wednesday, but Pryor is not on an approved list -- at least so far -- that includes several other players.
An NFL official said that four players have been declared eligible.
The eligible players are former Georgia running back Caleb King, former Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson, former Western Carolina cornerback Torez Jones and former Lindenwood University defensive end Keenan Mace. The league could still expand the list before the draft.
The supplemental draft allows qualified underclassmen who did not request early entry into the regular draft to have a chance to enter the NFL.
Pryor's agent Drew Rosenhaus wrote on his Twitter feed Tuesday that the NFL told him "no decision has been made yet Terrelle's eligibility for the supplemental draft."
Tennessee is ready to make Chris Johnson the highest-paid running back in NFL history -- all he has to do is show up at camp so they can finalize the deal. General manager Mike Reinfeldt said that Johnson's agent was the first person they called once the NFL's lockout was lifted. The Titans reworked Johnson's contract a year ago to give him more money in 2010 and promised to talk to him again a year later. But the Titans want Johnson in training camp before completing a new extension. Johnson was the 24th overall pick in '08. But he has more yards rushing (4,598) than any other running back in the NFL the past three years, was the sixth player in league history to run for at least 2,000 yards in '09 and is a three-time Pro Bowler.
Kansas City signed former Baltimore tackle Jared Gaither (6 feet 9, 340 pounds) in an attempt to add experience to the offensive line. He played three seasons with the Ravens, starting at left tackle in '08 and '09.
Ahman Green is retiring in Green Bay. The franchise's all-time leading rusher made his retirement official at a news conference at Lambeau Field. Green's most recent stint in the NFL came in the '09 season. He played last season in the UFL for his hometown Omaha Nighthawks.
New York and quarterback Mark Sanchez, who starred at Southern California, are going to be Los Angeles' hometown team. ESPN LA announced that it has reached an agreement to broadcast all 16 of the team's regular-season games on 710 ESPN Radio.
First Published August 12, 2011 12:00 am