Jets sign Pryor to see progress as WR

Published 3:34 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets want to see Terrelle Pryor’s progress as a wide receiver for themselves.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Jets will work out the former quarterback as a receiver next week.

Pryor was waived by Cleveland last week after making the Browns’ roster as a wide receiver despite not catching a pass in the preseason. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team does not announce the names of players it brings in for workouts.

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ESPN first reported the Jets’ interest in Pryor, who quarterbacked the Buckeyes to the 2010 Rose Bowl championship over Oregon.

Pryor also worked out for New England on Monday, but left without a contract, according to the person.

While the Jets have only two healthy quarterbacks on the roster — Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie Bryce Petty — while Geno Smith recovers from a broken jaw, Pryor’s athleticism and potential as a receiver interests them.

He was a third-round pick of Oakland in 2011 and had 1,953 yards passing with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games, including 10 starts.

The Raiders traded Pryor to Seattle for a seventh-round draft pick in 2014, but the Seahawks released him before the regular season and he sat out the rest of the year.

Pryor signed with Kansas City in January and was released in May before being signed a few days later by Cincinnati. He was waived by the Bengals in June, and agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that Pryor would be open to switching to wide receiver.

Cleveland claimed him off waivers a few days later and worked with him on the position switch in training camp. Pryor didn’t play for most of the preseason because of a hamstring injury, and was waived on Sept. 10 when the Browns claimed running back Robert Turbin off waivers.