Ever since moving to receiver two years ago, Terrelle Pryor continues to seek help and advice from those who played the position. That’s why the Washington Redskins wideout is working out this summer with one of the NFL’s top wideouts -- Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown -- in Pennsylvania.
It’s not surprising; Pryor and Brown have been in contact in the past, and Pryor has heeded Brown's advice and incorporated his drills. Pryor will work out with Brown at various points in the summer, and also will head to Charlotte at some point in July to work with former NFL standout Randy Moss, a likely future Hall of Famer. Pryor lives near Pittsburgh.
“The good ones, they ask questions,” Pryor said, “and never think they’ve got it. They always want to learn. I’m not calling myself a great one, but I think I can get there. I’m always pinpoint in meetings, always answering questions. I jump on a question before anyone else can. I enjoy it. Once you stop learning and think you’ve got it, that’s when you lose. I never want to get to that point. I’m always curious, how to get better and how to be a dominant player and how to make people look at me and say, ‘I want to be like that.’ That’s what drives me.”
Pryor finished the season as the #21 receiver, though his numbers dipped over the final month of the season. Still, his output in the first 12 games -- 5.2 catches for 71 yards and 0.33 TD, #11 WR -- is very encouraging, as is his thirst for knowledge. Working out with Brown and Moss allows Pryor to learn from two of the all-time greats. He’ll certainly benefit from an upgrade at quarterback in Washington. The quality of his targets may offset the reduction in workload.
After he signed with the Redskins, Terrelle Pryor had said Kirk Cousins’ presence was among the reasons he was excited for 2017. Now, after working with him ahead of Monday’s first offseason voluntary workout, Pryor is even more excited.
During their time together in Florida, they only misfired on one or two passes -- out of 200, he said.
“It was about him getting my timing down,” Pryor said. “There were a couple routes I had to run a couple times because he’s a timing thrower, and he throws it to spots. But we’ll get there. When we get there Monday, we’ll go two or three times a week and work on that as well. I was eager. It was great to work with him and get to know him.”
On the surface, this is a puff piece, but it's so important for free agent receivers to build chemistry with their new quarterbacks as soon as possible. It also indicates that Cousins, who has had a tumultuous relationship with the team, is preparing as if he'll be playing for the Redskins in 2017.
The Redskins will expect more out of WR Josh Doctson this season, especially with the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon to other NFC teams in free agency while Terrelle Pryor Sr. and Brian Quick need time to acclimate to a new offense.
“I’m happy,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said last week at the NFL’s annual League Meetings in Phoenix when asked about the tweet. “That’s a big thing with him. We took it really slow. I think Larry Hess and the training room did a great job with him. We sent him to a lot of doctors to try and figure out what was wrong with him. We took it slow and I think he’s in a good place mentally and that’s half the battle. We’ll continue to gradually build him through OTAs and the mandatory camp so hopefully we’ll get him to full speed in training camp and go from there. I’m excited as heck to watch him play.”
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Terrelle Pryor found a new home.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the receiver signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins for $8 million.
Pryor finished the season as the #21 receiver, though his numbers dipped over the final month of the season. Still, his output in the first 12 games -- 5.2 catches for 71 yards and 0.33 TD, #11 WR -- is very encouraging. He’d certainly benefit from an upgrade at quarterback, and should get one if Kirk Cousins remains in Washington.
Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor told reporters Monday that he will have surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his finger.
Pryor said he believes he will have to rehab for 3-4 weeks with the team following the surgery.
Whether or not that rehab will be his last act with the Browns remains to be seen. Pryor is eligible for free agency in March, and though he did a little early negotiating via the media last week, nothing has been settled. Pryor said Monday that he expects his agents to talk with the Browns “soon.”
Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards in 2016. He had one reception in three games in 2015 after the Browns claimed him via waivers, gave him a shot to transition from quarterback to wide receiver, then brought him back in December after cutting him in September.
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm
Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (finger) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Pryor should be able to play, but he has a tough matchup against Casey Hayward and hasn’t been very productive of late.
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm
Pryor caught every pass thrown to him in the 30-minute portion of practice open to media. He looked at the middle finger on his right hand and wiggled it while standing in line for drills.
On Monday, coach Hue Jackson said Pryor's pain tolerance would determine whether he'll play Sunday when the Browns (0-14) face the San Diego Chargers (5-9) in the home finale at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pryor hopes to push through the pain and play in the final two games of the season, even though a torn ligament in the finger is expected to require surgery in the offseason. Pryor leads the Browns with 67 catches for 877 yards and four touchdowns, but his production has dipped in the past two games.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm
Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps all week. The Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III this week. He had an impressive preseason (22-of-38 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and an 8.2 YPA) before getting injured during a less-than-stellar Week 1 outing against the Eagles. The Browns want to see if Griffin is the quarterback of the future. In his sole start, Griffin targeted Terrelle Pryor (7), Corey Coleman (5) and Duke Johnson (5) the most.
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm
Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. The Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III this week. He had an impressive preseason (22-of-38 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and an 8.2 YPA) before getting injured during a less-than-stellar Week 1 outing against the Eagles. The Browns want to see if Griffin is the quarterback of the future. In his sole start, Griffin targeted Terrelle Pryor (7), Corey Coleman (5) and Duke Johnson (5) the most.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Kessler will start Week 9. There were three games this season in which Kessler attempted 30 or more passes. In those games, Duke Johnson has averaged 5.0 catches, so he's a safe play in PPR formats. Over the past two years, Gary Barnidge's yardage with and without Kessler are about the same, though he hasn't been the same factor in the red zone this season. Terrelle Pryor has averaged 7.3 catches for 88 yards and 1.0 touchdown in three full games with Kessler, so no problems there. Corey Coleman played mostly with Robert Griffin III early in the season, so he's something of a wild card.
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