Terrelle Pryor Learning WR From the Best

New Browns receiver (and former quarterback) Terrelle Pryor is working with receivers Randy Moss and Antonio Brown this month in order to learn the nuances of his new position.

Even though former quarterback Terrelle Pryor fancies himself a “slash” player—that is, a hybrid quarterback-wideout—the Cleveland Browns picked him up off of waivers last month to play wide receiver. Their official press release even said as much.

But regardless of whether Pryor ever throws a pass for the Browns in training camp, the preseason or even—gasp!—the regular season, he needs to hone his receiving chops first and foremost to have a chance to stick on Cleveland’s roster longer than the summer. And he’s doing just that this month with two of the best wideouts to emulate—the legendary Randy Moss and the Pittsburgh SteelersAntonio Brown, the NFL’s top receiver in 2014.

Pryor posted photos of himself and his new coaches on Twitter on Sunday. He said to Trib Total Media’s Kevin Gorman late last month that he would be working with Moss and Brown and added about his transition to wideout that, “What I've got to work on is the specifics, cutting in and out of the breaks. Athletically, I believe I can do anything on the field. When I get on the field, I may not be the best, but I always feel like I am. I bring that mindset. I work my hardest to be the best I can at that position.”

Pryor has caught only one pass in the NFL, for 22 yards back in 2012. He has, however, ran the ball 93 times for 627 yards and three touchdowns. So he does have the athletic ability to change positions; the fundamentals, though, are likely lacking given that he has been a career quarterback until just a month ago. But Moss and Brown, with their slew of knowledge, experience and epic work ethics, should at least get Pryor prepared enough to be a competitive player in the Browns’ training camp, which commences on July 30.

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