Pryor (ankle) recorded 20 receptions on 37 targets for 240 yards and one touchdown over nine games for the Redskins in 2017. The Redskins had high expectations for Pryor in 2017 after the quarterback-turned-wideout cranked out a 1,000-yard campaign during his first full season at the position in 2016 with the Browns. However, Pryor failed to make much of an impact early on -- largely due to his numerous dropped passes -- and was ultimately benched midseason before Washington placed him on injured reserve with an ankle injury in November. The Ohio State product will now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and seems highly unlikely to return to Washington given the ascension of 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson.
The Redskins placed Pryor (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports. The transaction became official one day after Pryor underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix the ankle issue, which has hampered him for much of the season. The injury -- along with Pryor's penchant for dropping passes -- resulted in his unexpected fall down the depth chart before the Redskins decided to shut him down for good, with the wideout finishing his lone campaign in Washington with 20 receptions for 240 yards and a touchdown. He'll likely head elsewhere upon hitting free agency this offseason and could have some bounce-back appeal if he proves healthy and lands in a favorable passing environment.
Pryor (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Pryor missed Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints and then had arthroscopic surgery Monday to address an ankle injury that's been nagging him for most of the season. The decision to place him on injured reserve came as no surprise, given that he'd been demoted to a part-time role in recent weeks, essentially serving as the No. 4 receiver. Pryor likely is on board with the decision, hoping to get back to full health before he hits free agency again in the offseason. He'll likely have to settle for another one-year contract or else accept a massive salary reduction on a multi-year deal. When talking with other teams, Pryor presumably will point to the ankle injury as the primary reason things didn't work out in Washington. Given that he wasn't even listed on the injury report most weeks, there's ample reason for skepticism.
Pryor will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured ankle Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Pryor has already missed one game with the ankle injury and could miss a few more following surgery, though the procedure won't necessarily keep him out for the rest of the season. Given that the Redskins are falling out of playoff contention and he's set to hit free agency again in the offseason, Pryor won't have much incentive to risk a late-season return if he doesn't have full confidence in his ankle. It's possible he's put on a Washington uniform for the last time in what has thus far been as disappointing of a season as anyone could have imagined. He may have to settle for another one-year "prove-it" deal in free agency as a result.
Pryor (foot/ankle) admitted that he's worried about his status for the rest of the season, ESPN.com's John Keim reports. "I'm concerned," said Pryor. "I don't want to do surgery. [Dr. Robert Anderson] said the stuff he saw in there, he couldn't believe I was still playing on it. ... Hopefully they don't put me on [injured reserve] and I can come back and help them do something." Pryor originally suffered the injury Week 2 but wasn't listed on the injury report until Week 9. He's now saying it's been an issue all along, which raises some questions about whether player and team have made honest use of the injury reports. In any case, Pryor missed practice Thursday and Friday and has now been ruled out for Sunday's game in New Orleans. A recent MRI apparently was concerning, as he's scheduled to meet with Anderson on Monday in Charlotte. Given that he's already tumbled down the depth chart and is set to hit free agency again after the season, Pryor figures to prioritize his long-term health over his short-term availability.
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