Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still dealing with rehabbing his ankle from surgery as it’s likely he won’t be ready to compete at the start of New York Jets training camp.
The New York Jets took a chance on wide receiver Terrelle Pryor this offseason with hopes of getting that star offensive weapon from a few years ago to jolt their offense. At this point in time, things aren’t looking so good for his ability to compete once training camp arrives.
In an article written by Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report, he confirmed through ESPN’s Rich Cimini, that Pryor still isn’t 100 percent ready to fully participate in organized team activities. Since he’s been doing light work with the Jets so far this offseason, it’s likely he won’t be ready to compete for a roster spot at the start of training camp.
The Jets already have a stacked situation at wide receiver and if Pryor isn’t able to fully compete, it could jeopardize his opportunity to make the final roster of the team. There was hope that bringing Pryor into the mix could bring a versatile weapon to the Jets offense that can revitalize it to be more proficient this upcoming season but it could be more hope than reality.
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Ideally, Pryor was brought into the mix to bring a unique weapon that can keep those chains moving and score touchdowns. This was the vision general manager Mike Maccagnan likely saw but at the end of the day, Pryor’s injury history was easily a red flag to many.
Hopefully, Pryor continues to progress well in his rehab and if he misses some time at the start of training camp, can jump in and participate before it’s too late. Head coach Todd Bowles continues to preach that every positional group is open for competition with no player set in stone to earn a starting position.
Pryor does have the odds against him, especially with the return of Quincy Enunwa and all the new and returning faces in the wide receiver positional group. If he misses a significant amount of time in training camp, this will likely be a signing that the Jets will move on from if things don’t work out.