Matt McGloin, a rookie, had replaced Pryor as the starting quarterback earlier in the season.
--Terry McAulay has been named the referee for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, the third Super Bowl assignment for the 16-year NFL game official.
McAulay, who entered the league as a side judge in 1998 and was promoted to referee in 2011, also worked Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIII. He has officiated 12 previous playoff games in all, including six conference championships.
McAulay's crew has 110 seasons of NFL officiating experience and will consist of umpire Carl Paganelli, head linesman Jim Mello, line judge Tom Symonette, field judge Scott Steenson, side judge Dave Wyant and back judge Steve Freeman. Each of the officials has at least 10 years of NFL experience, with Steenson and Wyant leading the way with 23 season each.