Terrelle Pryor's future is in his own hands

A lot has been made of Terrelle Pryor telling Sports Illustrated that he questioned whether he wanted to keep playing football last season and that he is now re-energized by the clean slate in Oakland.

What Pryor, who was taken in the third round of last year's supplemental draft by the late Al Davis, has to realize is, this new regime didn’t draft him. They are not attached to Pryor like they are to the young players they brought in this year.

Pryor will be given a chance to succeed just like every other player on the roster. But it’s up to him. He has to make strides. I just don’t see the new Oakland regime giving him a super long leash. He’ll get his time, but Pryor is like every other player on the roster from the Davis regime -- he has to prove to GM Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen that he belongs.

In other AFC West news:

The Chargers and Cowboys will hold joint practices in San Diego this August. Last summer, the Chargers visited Dallas in training camp.

The Denver Post believes the Broncos could make a run at free agent defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.

It appears the Broncos are moving on without defensive tackle Marcus Thomas.