Newly-minted Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor did not have to wait until training camp to get to know his new quarterback, Josh McCown. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Saturday that along with Randy Moss—and, until recently, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown—Pryor had been catching passes from McCown at the Randy Moss Academy in North Carolina.
Pryor wasn't the only Browns receiver there, reports Cabot. The indefinitely-suspended Josh Gordon has also been at the Moss Academy intermittently throughout the summer and was also catching passes from McCown last week. Pryor tweeted a photo of himself, Gordon and McCown on Friday, captioned, "First time. Catching this week from a NFL quarterback on actual routes and we cleaned it up good. No balls on the [ground]!!"
He also said in a Friday interview on BuckeyeXtra971 with Tim Hall and Beanie Wells that things went well in his sessions with McCown, saying, "I just got done throwing for the past few days with Josh McCown and he's kind of saying 'hey on this play, we have inside routes and outside we have this route. I was pretty sharp and stuff from just looking at the playbook for the last month. I knew a lot of the stuff he was talking about and we were pretty much on the same page and I don't think there was one ball on the ground after a 100 or something balls."
It will be a steep learning curve for Pryor to transition from his lifelong position of quarterback to wide receiver over the course of the Browns' upcoming training camp. But it's good news that he’s getting a head start on working with McCown. It's also good news that Gordon is staying in football shape, ready to return whenever the NFL deems it the right time to reinstate him. McCown and Pryor will continue to build chemistry when the Browns’ camp opens to the full roster later in the week.