The Cleveland Browns let wide receiver Terrelle Pryor walk in free agency and it sounds like they might have regretted letting him get away to the Washington Redskins.
The Browns had plenty of money to bring Pryor back and also could have had the franchise or transition tags at their disposal to keep him. Instead, he signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Redskins.
However, according to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns tried to right that wrong before the trade deadline. Cleveland reached out to Washington and attempted to put together a trade to reacquire their leading receiver from 2016.
Unfortunately, for the Browns, the Redskins weren’t interested.
Pryor hasn’t been a major factor in the Redskins offense through the first half of the season. He has just 20 catches for 240 yards in 8 games a season after turning in 77 catches for 1,007 yards in Cleveland. But he’s apparently shown enough for the Redskins to turn down an offer that could have yielded an asset before he can leave in free agency.
The Browns transitioned Pryor to wide receiver after he spent four years trying to make his way as a quarterback. Pryor started 10 games as the starting signal caller for the Oakland Raiders in 2012 and 2013 before making the position change.
Pryor’s combination of size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) and athleticism (39-inch vertical) give him enormous potential as a receiver. However, his production has been spotty at times.
Still, given the Browns’ struggles at wide receiver, it’d make sense that they want a player back who they know can be successful in their system.
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