Terrelle Pryor was surprisingly released by the New York Jets last weekend. The decision was made after he suffered a groin injury, but also following two straight games in which he found the end zone.
The former Ohio State star quarterback made the switch to wide receiver a few years ago. He had a breakout campaign for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, going for over 1,000 yards on the year, but took a step back in Washington last year, missing nearly half of the season due to injuries.
He seemed to be gaining some momentum this season, but a groin injury set him back, and rather than keep him on the roster, the Jets elected to release him.
Terrelle Pryor appears prepared to prove that he’s healthy, and posted video of himself catching a pass to Twitter.
From Thursday afternoon:
Back and ready! pic.twitter.com/LOCqdZt3SK
— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) October 25, 2018
After the Amari Cooper trade to the Dallas Cowboys, Adam Schefter said that the move could be good for Pryor, as a possible option for teams that missed out on the former Oakland Raider.
He also reported that Pryor insisted that he’s close to 100-percent after the minor groin tear.
His next team may be the one that just released him, though. Jets head coach Todd Bowles said that the club will reevaluate Pryor after this weekend.
Bowles said they will "re-visit" the Terrelle Pryor situation after Sunday's game. Pryor (groin) posted a video of himself running, presumably to show he believes he's healthy. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 26, 2018
The Jets’ already-depleted receivers group may be without starter Robby Anderson this weekend. He’s dealing with an ankle injury, leaving an extremely green group for Sam Darnold to throw to.
#Jets Top 5 wide receivers vs Bears on Sunday have a combined 23 catches for 210 yards and 0 TDs this season.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 26, 2018
The Jets travel to Chicago to face the Bears on Sunday afternoon.