Reality has since set in.
Pryor has been cut twice and is now playing on a
"I'm going to give (it) a chance," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities."
Pryor has already taken the first step by contacting Steelers receiving stud Antonio Brown and making plans to work out with him and Randy Moss so they can teach him the nuances of the position.
He also figures there's another reason he's ahead of the game.
"The thing that helps me is that I played quarterback, and I know what the quarterback wants," Pryor said.
Pryor, who was released by Cincinnati last week after failing to make the team as a quarterback, is moving to wide receiver.
To make room for Pryor, the Browns cut DB
So much for quarterback. Now
That's the word from agent Drew Rosenhaus. Pryor has given up on his dream to thrive as a signal-caller, courtesy of his recent release by Cincinnati. That represents a change in outlook from early May, when Pryor said he could not play football if it was not as a quarterback.
His size (6-foot-5, 235) and 4.4 speed give Pryor the athleticism to play wideout or even tight end.
Pryor was signed by the Bengals in May. During his career, Pryor has appeared in 15 games and totaled nine passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Pryor -- in his fourth year in the league -- dreams about winning the Super Bowl with quite some frequency, he just isn't sure what team he's doing it with.
“I don’t know the team. It’s always in black uniforms,” Pryor said. “I didn’t see any orange. No, it’s not the Raiders. But I believe it can happen because I can visualize it like that. I’m into visualization.”
Pryor hasn't played a down since the 2013 regular season, when he passed for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 games.
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