Pryor hasn't played quarterback since 2014, and he'll probably spend the remainder of his career -- however long it may last -- strictly working as a wide receiver. With Josh Gordon (suspension) in danger of missing a second straight season, Pryor should have a real opportunity to earn a significant role with the receiver-needy Browns. He'll be competing against the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Brian Hartline and Taylor Gabriel, with a rookie or two likely also in the mix. It's unclear who will be under center, as the Browns currently have both Robert Griffin and Josh McCown under contract and they may add another arm in the upcoming draft.
Coach Hue Jackson would prefer to assign Terrelle Pryor a primary role before the start of the Cleveland Browns ' offseason practices, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Jackson and Pryor worked together with the Raiders in 2011, while Pryor was a QB, and the coach remains intrigued by Pryor's potential as both a receiver and signal-caller. We suspect that Pryor's best chance to make an impact with the Browns is as a wideout, but his versatility could be an asset to the team. "He's demonstrated the ability to play receiver, so to me he's a weapon," Jackson said of the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Pryor. "He's somebody that we can do a lot of different things with and we'll see where fits here pretty soon."
Terrelle Pryor , a restricted free agent, signed his qualifying offer with the Cleveland Browns , Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Pryor was a lock to return to the Browns, as any team that signed him would've had to provide a third-round draft pick for compensation. He may not be worth a mid-round selection, but Pryor could be headed for a strong training camp in his second season working strictly as a wide receiver. Of course, he'll likely have to compete for a roster spot, having caught just one pass in three games last season.
Terrelle Pryor recorded his only reception of the season in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, a 42-yard fade from Austin Davis.
Pryor had competed for a roster spot in camp, but was ultimately let go in favor of more experienced wide receiver options. When those options were severely depleted towards the end of the season, the team brought Pryor back to provide depth. He ended up with eight total targets over the three games in which he was active, but Sunday's catch proved to be the only play of the season in which he produced positive yardage. The converted quarterback will likely be a fringe roster option in 2016, whether it be in Cleveland or elsewhere. He has the size and skills to be a successful receiver in the league, but lacks experience at the position at this point in his career.
Terrelle Pryor (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Chiefs.
Pryor was targeted twice in the Week 15 loss to Seattle, but has failed to log a reception in each of the two games he's been active for in 2015. With special teams ace Marlon Moore (ribs) and fellow wideout Taylor Gabriel (non-injury related) both active for the contest, the depth Pryor could have provided looks to have been deemed unnecessary.
|P1||8/12/16||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/16||@ TB||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/16||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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