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 is having arthroscopic surgery on his injured ankle Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Pryor has already missed one game and figures to miss a few more, though the procedure won't necessarily rule him out for the rest of the season. Given that the Redskins are falling out of 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. If so, it was as disappointing of a season as anyone could've imagined. He may have to settle for another prove-it deal in free agency.
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.
Pryor (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in New Orleans, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Pryor was added to the injury report Thursday and is now scheduled to visit with a foot specialist Monday. He hasn't played more than 56 percent of available offensive snaps in any game since Week 6, but the Redskins could have used him this week with fellow depth wideouts Ryan Grant and Brian Quick both recovering from concussions. Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris are the team's only healthy receivers, though it's possible Grant and/or Quick clears the concussion protocol before Sunday's game.
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