One of the few bright spots of this season in Cleveland has been the emergence of Terrelle Pryor as one of the best young receivers in the NFL. But for the Browns, even that silver lining has an injury-related cloud.
Pryor is suffering from a hamstring injury, Browns coach Hue Jackson said today.
Jackson said only that he would see how Pryor feels this week and had no further prognosis on whether Pryor will miss any games, according to the story.
Terrelle Pryor has entered the game at quarterback.
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm
Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) missed practice again Thursday. He’s out for a few more weeks. With Coleman out, Terrelle Pryor is the clear WR1 in Cleveland with Josh Gordon’s announcement that he’s entering a rehab facility.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility, the team announced on Thursday.
Gordon was expected to play in his first regular-season game since December 2014 against the Patriots on Oct. 9. He was suspended for the first four games of this season.
Gordon released the following statement through the Browns:
“After careful thought and deep consideration I’ve decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility. This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process.”
The saga continues. We applaud Gordon for addressing his issues, but this is a blow to the fantasy owners anxiously awaiting his return. Gordon has always been a risk/reward pick. Obviously, he won't be making his return in Week 5, and it might be a few weeks (or much longer) before he's ready to make another comeback. In the meantime, Terrelle Pryor's value gets a significant bump since he'll serve as the team's WR1 until Corey Coleman returns (and maybe longer, if he keeps playing like he did against the Dolphins). It's also a boost to Duke Johnson's stock, since there will be more targets to go around in Cleveland.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm
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Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 3. Coleman will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand. Terrelle Pryor is the best bet for fantasy points among the Cleveland receivers.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm
Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Coleman will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand. Terrelle Pryor is the best bet for fantasy points among the Cleveland receivers.
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He was targeted twice in the second quarter but lost his footing and fell both times before the ball arrived. He even lost a shoe the first time.
He squabbled with Pryor during the game.
The story said HC Hue Jackson said Coleman was pressing. Coleman and the rest of the starters will get a chance to redeem themselves in the final preseason game as the starters are expected to play. It's not clear how long the starters will be in the game. Coleman has missed five practices and sat out two preseason games thus far, the story said.
Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon lined up at wide receiver for the Browns on a steamy, muggy Florida morning. They have the ability and potential to turn one of pro football’s least productive units into one that can at least find the end zone without using Google maps. Rookie Corey Coleman will eventually make it a threesome.
“They provide us with some opportunities to do some things that we like to do,” Jackson told reporters after practice. “Pryor, (Gordon), Corey, Hawk (WR Andrew Hawkins), we have a lot of good guys, a lot of different pieces that we can use. Those guys are just part of it. We have some other guys and we just have to keep getting better.”
Pryor and Gordon split wide with Coleman in the slot could be on the field at the same time on Aug. 26 when the Browns and Buccaneers meet in a preseason game, the story said. They can’t be together in the regular season until Oct. 9 when the Browns host New England because Gordon is suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season. Pryor has been impressive this camp, making the transition from QB to WR, he seems to be overshadowing Coleman even. QB Robert Griffin III could benefit the most if this trio continues to shine once the regular season starts.
Griffin ran into guard John Greco as he stepped into the throw, and tumbled to the ground. He hesitated for a moment to get up, but then shook it off the pain in his left knee and ran back to the huddle for the next play.
Whether or not he was still rattled, he fumbled the handoff to Isaiah Crowell on the second snap, but recovered the ball.
"My leg got stuck in the ground on the play I was throwing to TP, but I'm fine,'' Griffin said Monday. "Nothing is wrong with me and TP made a great play. That's all you really worry about. We got the completion, made a big play happen and that's what we're looking for – big plays out of our offense."
Griffin told ESPN's Bob Holtzman after the game that he wasn't sure at first if he was fine "and said the hit reminded him of the one that tore Carson Palmer's ACL'' in 2014. Any trauma to Griffin's knee, of course, sends shockwaves through the Browns, who are committed to him as their starter — and hope he can become their franchise quarterback. Fortunately for Griffin, it was his left knee, and the not the right, on which he's undergone two surgeries to repair the ACL and LCL, the story went on to say.
Now, he has to hope that a left hand injury suffered during that 17-11 loss doesn't prevent him from building on that game Thursday night at home against the Falcons.
Pryor, the starting Z receiver, suffered the injury on the first drive in Green Bay, presumably when he banged it on a helmet while blocking downfield.
X-rays after the game were negative, but he had a bruise between the thumb and index finger. HC Hue Jackson said he thinks Pryor will be fine, but he may have to wear a wrap at practice. Pryor has crept into the Browns WR picture with a solid offseason and camp. He's ranked 88th but doesn't have an ADP.
Terrelle Pryor’s transition to receiver is apparently going pretty well.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns have issued their first training-camp depth chart. Pryor is listed as a starting receiver.
The story went on to say Josh Gordon does not have a spot on the depth chart, because he has yet to practice with the team. Even if Gordon climbs the ladder quickly, his four-game suspension puts Pryor currently on track to start in Week 1. Which is an impressive development for a guy who reluctantly gave up the quarterback position and embraced playing receiver. Also keep in mind, as we've said a few times today with the release of several teams' depth charts, these don't often mean a whole lot. But in this case, it looks like Pryor has made some progress at his new position.