After being cut by the Cleveland Browns and working out with the New England Patriots, Terrelle Pryor now targets a roster spot with the New York Jets.
According to the New York Daily News, Pryor, who previously played the quarterback in past NFL stints, is scheduled to have a work out with the Jets next week at the wide receiver position. Pryor had a relatively unsuccessful stint with the Oakland Raiders from 2011 to 2013 when he played the QB position.
Last year, he stated in interviews that he does not want to change positions in the NFL. However, with no contract offers entering this season, Pryor explored playing the WR spots. He earned offseason/practice squad invites from the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals and Browns in the 2015 offseason.
In his three-year career with the Raiders, he accumulated 1,935 passing yards, with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions, plus 627 rushing yards and three rushing TDs.
Known for his speed and size, Pryor’s move to the wide receiver position is seen as an easy transition. In 2013, Pryor set the NFL record for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback when he ran 93 yards to the endzone in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Jets, which won their opening game last Sunday against the Browns, 31-10, have Brandon Marshall, Jeremy Kerley, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa in their wide receiver depth chart.