The Jaguars released Pryor on Saturday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Pryor was traded to the Browns from the Jets in June, but was released prior to the season commencing after a reported altercation with a teammate. He subsequently landed with the Jaguars, but was placed on injured reserve in September with an ankle injury before being designated for a return and suiting up in the team's last two games. After failing to impress while seeing most of his snaps on special teams, the 2014 first-round pick will now look for a new opportunity.
The Jaguars had until Wednesday to activate Pryor, but it looks like he will be ready to contribute for their Week 11 contest against the Browns. Pryor, who was acquired from the Jets off waivers prior to Week 1, will be another weapon for an already stacked Jaguars defense.
Head coach Doug Marrone believes Pryor (ankle) will be activated from injured reserve Saturday or Sunday, Mike Kaye of WTLV reports.
The Jaguars have until Wednesday, Nov. 22 to activate Pryor, or else he will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Jacksonville has earned the title of the top-ranked defense through 10 weeks, so it's unclear how the Jags would deal with Pryor's return.
The transaction means that Pryor's three-week window to return to the 53-man roster begins Wednesday. If Pryor is unable to show significant enough progress in his recovery from the injury to make a return to the active roster, he'll revert to season-ending injured reserve.
Pryor joined the Jaguars only 10 days ago and was inactive for Weeks 1 and 2. It's unknown when exactly he injured his ankle, so the recovery timetable has always been murky. However, the 25-year-old will now need to reach an injury settlement with the team if he wants to play again this season -- unless the Jaguars are willing to use one of their IR-return designations on him, which is unlikely.
|2014||New York Jets||16||60||35.0||25||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||New York Jets||13||69||50.0||19||0||2||47||23.5||29||0||6|
|2016||New York Jets||15||62||45.0||17||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
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|2015||New York Jets||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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