Our next free agent signing is a player who lasted just two seasons with the Browns in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. A former quarterback at Ohio State, Pryor joined the Oakland Raiders in 2011 via the Supplemental Draft and tried his hand under center.
After three seasons, Pryor was out in Oakland and bounced around between the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks the and Cincinnati Bengals in 2014 and 2015.
After being cut by the Bengals during the 2015 offseason, the Browns picked him up and Pryor moved to wide receiver. His first season was a learning experience, as Pryor had just one reception on eight targets. In 2016, he took to the position and had a season to remember.
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Pryor caught 77 passes that year for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. He attempted to use that breakout performance to cash in the following offseason and landed with the Washington Redskins, a move he later regretted. It was also a move that turned out bad for the team as our own Dan Justik points out.
"“The Browns reportedly offered Pryor a four-year, $32 million contract – the same average annual value that he received from the Redskins. But when Pryor did not accept the Browns offer, Cleveland moved on and signed Kenny Britt to the same contract they reportedly offered Pryor.” — Justik"
Kenny Britt proved to be an unreliable option for Cleveland and Pryor is still bouncing around, as he wasn’t retained by the Redskins. He then spent time with both the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills this past year. None of that takes away from the fact that he was a steal for them though back in 2015.