2015 Cleveland Browns Roster Analysis: The receivers
Experience: 3 years
Contract status: Free agent in 2016
Pryor, the former quarterback converted to wide receiver to salvage his NFL career. Pryor missed most of training camp with a nagging hamstring injury. However, the Browns liked Pryor’s physical upside and kept him in the original 53-man roster.
The stay on the 53 wasn’t long as Pryor was released prior to the season opener. No team picked up Pryor before the Browns brought Pryor back in early December. Pryor received playing time down the stretch of the season dropping more passes than catching. However, his lone catch was on a 40-yard go route where he did make an impressive catch.
Pryor finished with one catch for 42 yards.
Pryor has ties to new head coach Hue Jackson as Pryor was in mini camp with the Bengals before being released and joining the Browns. Pryor is extremely raw at the potion and it will be up to Hue Jackson and staff if Pryor can make a successful transition into being a productive weapon.
Pryor was simply not on the roster long enough to make a positive impact and his status of being an NFL receiver remains to be seen.
Experience: 6 years
Contract status: Free agent in 2017
Bowe signed a two-year deal worth over $12 million dollars last offseason. The veteran Bowe was supposed to be the Browns go to receiver and give the Browns a big-bodied playmaking receiver. This plan quickly backfired on the Browns as the signing proved to be a huge bust. Bowe was only active for seven games as he often was a healthy scratch failing to be able to be in position to help the Browns lacking receiving corps. Bowe only caught five passes on the season and was a complete joke this season.
Bowe finished with five catches for 53 yards and no touchdowns.
Bowe is under contract but it is hard to imagine in any way Bowe would return under the new staff. He was a complete bust and became a major headache as he collected a hefty paycheck standing on the sideline each week.
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