Terrelle Pryor was determined to do everything in his power to play against the Bengals after a hamstring injury limited him all week in practice.
As it turns out, the Browns wide receiver was able to suit up Sunday for a 31-17 loss in which Pryor playfully outlined how head coach Hue Jackson and the staff almost had to restrain him from taking more snaps than his less-than-healthy body could handle.
“There’s a bunch of times where I ran out there and coach was like, ‘Get back in here!’” Pryor said, laughing. “I get into the competing with the guys so I really wanted to get out there and compete and try and help the guys, but what was best for the future weeks coming ahead was that I didn't play that much and run a lot so I thank coach Jackson for thinking of me individually like that, but I just tried to get out there and help as much as I could."
Pryor, who described himself as “80 percent,” was limited to 31 snaps, catching two passes for 18 yards in a game that watched Cleveland’s offense struggle to keep pace with a Bengals unit that totaled 559 yards. The story quoted Pryor as saying this week he expects the injury to be better.