Terrelle Pryor had scored in each of his last two games for the New York Jets, and is coming off of what was probably his best game for the team, catching five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown.
That makes today’s news very surprising.
This afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Jets are expected to cut the former Ohio State star. Pryor reportedly has a groin tear that will cost him a few weeks, and the franchise doesn’t intend to hold on to him through the injury.
According to Schefter, the Jets could look to bring Terrelle Pryor back when he’s healthy.
Of course, by cutting him, there’s no guarantee that they will be able to do so.
Jets are releasing WR Terrelle Pryor today, per league source. Pryor has a tear in his groin and is expected to be out about two weeks. Jets interested in bringing him back when healthy, but other teams also likely to be interested.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2018
Pryor has 14 catches on 22 targets, for 235 yards and two scores this season. In the Jets’ 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts last week, he caught five passes for 57 yards and a score.
He is looking to bounce back from a rough year in Washington, after he had a break-out season at wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns two years ago.
That year in Cleveland, he caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. He failed to maintain momentum in Washington, playing in just nine games, and going for 240 yards and one touchdown.
Pryor was a standout quarterback at Ohio State, but after a few years made the position change in the NFL. He’s still trying to prove himself as a legitimate weapon at wide receiver at that level, and this is definitely a snag in that process.