FLORHAM PARK: A source has confirmed that the New York Jets will work out free agent receiver Terrelle Pryor next week. The news of Pryor's workout was first reported by ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Pryor, 26, was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft. He spent three seasons in Oakland, and earned the team's starting quarterback job in 2013. In the 11 games Pryor started, he completed 57 percent of his passes and threw for 1,798 yards with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He rushed for an additional 576 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, including a 93-yard touchdown run against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While Pryor flashed plenty of highlight-reel plays, he was far too inconsistent as a quarterback. After the 2013 season, Oakland traded Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round pick. He played in the preseason, but was released during final cut downs. He had workouts with the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Washington Redskins after his time in Seattle ended, but did not sign any other contract.
On January 7, 2015, Pryor signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, but was released four months later. He then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was released two months later. Following the end of his time with the Bengals, Pryor announced he would make a conversion from quarterback, to receiver.
At 6-4 and 223 pounds, Pryor's build is near perfect for an NFL pass catcher. Not to mention, he has rare athletic ability. At his Pro Day, Pryor ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, and had a 31-inch vertical jump.
After making his transition to wideout, Pryor signed a free agent deal this offseason with the Cleveland Browns. While he made the team's final 53-man roster, he was cut before Cleveland's regular season opener against the Jets. Shortly after his release, Pryor told Cleveland reporters that his release "will be a mistake."
Earlier this week, Pryor worked out for the New England Patriots, but did not sign a contract. The Jets will be his second workout since being cut.
During the Jets roster trim to 53, the team parted ways with veteran outside linebacker Jason Babin. Babin now has a new home. According to multiple reports, Babin agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens for the league's veteran minimum.