Cincinnati Bengals: Browns Claim Terrelle Pryor Off Waivers
Jun 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Terrelle Pryor (3) looks on during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Terrelle Pryor was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday and announced a short time later that he would be a wide receiver from there on out. On Monday, we learned Pryor’s fate as he will head to Cleveland to attempt the next chapter of his career in a Browns jersey.
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Pryor was a quarterback under the Bengals, after working in OTA’s and Mini-camp in the last month, he had dropped to the fourth spot behind Josh Johnson according to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. That was when his fate was sealed with the Bengals, but in the same article, Pryor had released video of Bengals practices on Monday, and was removed a short time later from his twitter account.
No doubt, an investigation into leaking privileged information will be looked into by the league if nothing else. Many Ohio football fans are familiar with Pryor in his Ohio State day s under coach Jim Tressel. He made a huge mistake in exchanging memorabilia for favors, looks like he has yet to learn what is acceptable and not acceptable at any level.
The Browns have taken two former players into their wide receiver core over the past two off-seasons. Last season, the Browns took restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins, and made him their number one wide receiver. The move was fairly successful under former quarterback Brian Hoyer, but ultimately the team failed as Johnny Manziel took the starting job over before the end of the season. Pryor will be number two in just as many off-seasons, if he makes the 53-man roster.
Terrelle Pryor has spent time with the Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. He was listed a quarterback with each team. The Browns will be the first team to list him in the wide receiver depth chart. Pryor was always known for his elusive speed at Ohio State and it didn’t translate well at the NFL level as he would have expected. The Browns will give him a chance, but the next question is can he make this team or will he once again be forced to move on from Ohio?