BEREA—The Terrelle Pryor experiment is over—at least for now.
After all of the turmoil swirling in the preseason whether Pryor would be able to make the transition to wide receiver to make the Browns, he did. However, just three days before the season opener, the Browns confirmed that they waived Pryor and signed running back Robert Turbin.
Last week, Mike Pettine said if the Browns kept Pryor on the roster it would be a “leap of faith.”
Turbin reached an injury settlement with the Seahawks after suffering a high ankle sprain in the third preseason game. Seattle signed Fred Jackson to backup Marshawn Lynch last week. Turbin rushed for 310 yards and caught 16 passes last season for Seattle.
Turbin (5-10, 222) is in his fourth NFL season out of Utah State. Originally selected by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Turbin has appeared in 48 games with three starts. He has 231 career carries for 928 yards (4.0 avg.) and 43 receptions for 427 yards with two touchdowns. In college, he rushed for 3,315 yards with 40 touchdowns in 38 games.
With Duke Johnson just being cleared from a concussion, he joined Isaiah Crowell as the only other running back on the roster. Speculation was that Shaun Draughn would be promoted from the practice squad.