New York Jets: Terrelle Pryor brought in for a workout
The New York Jets are kicking the tires on former Ohio State Buckeye star Terrelle Pryor ahead of their Monday night match-up vs. the Indianapolis Colts. It appears the Jets will be bringing Pryor in for a workout to see if he can be used in a special utility role.
Former Browns WR Pryor to work out for Jets http://t.co/hrSg3apqaW
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The Jets made some tough decisions with their receiving corps ahead of the final-53 man cutdown a few weeks ago and it appears they aren’t satisfied with the bottom of the roster. The Jets haven’t had a decent wildcat formation since Brad Smith use to play here at the beginning of the Rex Ryan era. The wildcat formation adds a certain dynamic to the offense and just gives opposing defenses something else to worry about when preparing for the Jets.
It never hurts to bring a guy in for a workout, especially one of Pryor’s caliber; he’s ultra talented and had a controversial career at Ohio State in which he accumulated over 6,000 yards passing and 57 touchdown strikes with 26 interceptions. But Pryor didn’t just pass the ball for the Buckeyes he also ran the ball as a dual-threat quarterback amassing over 2,100 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.
Pryor is being brought in to workout for the Jets as a wide receiver, a new position for Pryor. Though he was injured for the majority of the preseason with the Cleveland Browns, he made enough of an impact that the Browns initially kept him on the 53-man roster until deciding prior to Week 1 when he was cut.
He’s a very intriguing prospect with all the god-given athletic ability in the world and he has all the physical characteristics you look for in a wide receiver. Pryor already worked out for the New England Patriots prior to working out for the Jets and reportedly has several workouts planned with an array of teams around the league who are interested.
Aug 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (87) plays catch on the sideline in a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Jets decide to pounce and sign Pryor so he can start getting acclimated to the offense with Devin Smith just getting back from injury and Jeremy Kerley not being involved in the game-plans like in the past. The other thing to pay attention to is Chan Gailey’s wildcat prowess in the past during his time with Buffalo and Georgia Tech and how that could factor in Pryor’s workout with the team and his eventual signing.
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