Terrelle Pryor began the year with the New York Jets, two seasons removed from his breakout campaign with the Cleveland Browns. On Saturday, he was released.
The decision came off of back-to-back weeks with touchdowns for Pryor. He had his best game as a Jet a week earlier, going for 57 yards and a score.
On the season, Pryor has 14 catches on 22 targets, for 235 yards and two scores.
He is reportedly dealing with a groin tear, which led to the decision. Adam Schefter reported that the team is interested in bringing him back once he’s healthy in a few weeks.
Of course, after releasing him, there is no guarantee that they will get him back.
Terrelle Pryor says he may be ready as soon as this Sunday, and thinks he could be an option for the teams that missed out on the Amari Cooper trade sweepstakes.
Cooper is heading to the Dallas Cowboys, after the team sent the Oakland Raiders for the former No. 4 pick.
According to Schefter, Pryor could be a plan-B for teams that weren’t able to land Cooper.
Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor said he is close to 100%, and has made so much improvement from his groin injury that he could be ready to play as soon as Sunday. He has already been contacted by several interested teams and may be an option for those that missed out on Amari Cooper
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2018
In 2016, Pryor went for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns for the Browns, his first year with an extended look at wide receiver after making the switch from quarterback.
He struggled after signing in Washington as a free agent, and missed much of the 2017 season due to injury. However, he started to get back on track in recent weeks with the Jets before the groin setback.
The former Ohio State superstar is a great athlete, so expect someone to give him a shot.