Pryor (finger) said he plans to work with Kirk Cousins prior to the start of team activities, the Washington Post reports. Although he was glad to hear the Redskins intend to retain their quarterback, Pryor stopped shy of saying that his new team made him any kind of promise. All signs point to Cousins playing at least one more year in Washington, but it's still possible the team would consider dealing him if it's blown away by a trade offer. Such a development would be bad news for Pryor, who is set to join slot standout Jamison Crowder and 2015 first-round selection Josh Doctson (Achilles) in a new-look, high-upside Washington receiving corps that lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency. Pryor is the early favorite to serve as the new No. 1 wideout, although he should have plenty of competition for targets in an offense that also features the potent tight end duo of Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. On the injury front, it appears Pryor, Doctson and Reed will all be available for the start of OTAs in mid-to-late April. Pryor surprisingly opted for a one-year, $8 million contract, betting on himself to earn his way to a big multi-year deal next offseason.
Pryor (finger) is visiting with the Redskins, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. A return to Cleveland -- while still not out of the question -- seems far less likely after the Browns signed Kenny Britt to a four-year, $32.5 million contract that includes $17 million guaranteed. The Browns have a promising wideout duo in the form of Britt and 2016 first-rounder Corey Coleman, whereas the Redskins are thin at the position after losing both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the first day of free agency. With Jackson and Alshon Jeffery out of the picture, Pryor is arguably the top unsigned wideout, which should ensure that he draws interest from teams other than the two mentioned above.
Pryor (finger) is signing a one-year, $8 million deal with Washington, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Rather than cashing in on his breakout season with a multi-year deal, Pryor is betting he can back it up and get a huge contract at this time next year. His decision is a bit surprising, but he'll still be handsomely paid for his services in 2017, helping the Redskins replace free-agent departures DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The team likely envisions a wideout trio comprised of Pryor, 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson and slot maven Jamison Crowder. It's a trio with no shortage of upside, complemented by an excellent group at tight end. Kirk Cousins, who signed his franchise tender Friday, might now be more amenable to sticking around in Washington even if he doesn't get a long-term deal. He reportedly asked the team for permission to seek a trade. Meanwhile, Pryor is still recovering from finger surgery but should be healthy long before training camp.
Pryor (finger) is set to become a free agent at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, ESPN.com reports. The Browns opted not to place the franchise tag on Pryor, instead trying to work out a long-term deal prior to the legal tampering period. With the two sides unable to agree on terms, Pryor will have a chance to assess his value on the open market. Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown recently said that Pryor is one of the team's offseason priorities, but Brown also said the team won't be panicked if the 27-year-old wideout ends up with another team. Coming off a 1,000-yard season in his first year as a wide receiver, Pryor won't have any trouble landing a sizable multi-year deal -- be it in Cleveland or elsewhere. His broken finger should be fully healed before offseason workouts begin.
The Browns didn't apply the franchise tag to Pryor (finger), but team executive Sashi Brown calls signing him "a priority," Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. While the Browns opted to not place the franchise tag on Pryor, they still have a week to sign him before he's officially a free agent. The team is hoping to work out a long-term contract with the breakout wideout, who had 1,007 yards and four touchdowns on 77 catches this past season in what was his first year as a wide receiver. Pryor is still recovering from the finger surgery he underwent in mid-January, and he's expected to be a full go for the start of offseason workouts in April.
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