The Cleveland Browns claimed Terrelle Pryor off waivers days after reports that Pryor said he was willing to change position, from quarterback to wide receiver, and after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Pro Football Talk first reported the news, via Twitter:
Terrelle Pryor was claimed on waivers by the Browns per source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2015
After being waived by the Bengals and with no contract offers, the quarterback announced that he’s ready to try being a wide receiver to continue his NFL career and it appears the Browns are willing to give him a shot playing the new position.
Pryor, who played college football at Ohio State, previously played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (2011 to 2013) and for the offseason/practice teams of the Seattle Seahawks (2014) and Kansas City Chiefs and Bengals in 2015.
In previous years, he declared that he didn’t “know how to catch,” but without an NFL job at the QB position, the athletic and mobile Pryor may have better luck at the WR position.