With the official start of free agency at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, money began flying left and right. The Washington Redskins lost their top two receiving threats from last year in Pierre Garcon, San Francisco, and DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay. The Redskins may be looking to add another top wide receiver option in former Cleveland Browns pass catcher Terrelle Pryor.
In his first full season as a wideout, spending his first three years in Oakland as a quarterback, Pryor put up ridiculous numbers showing no signs of a learning curve slump. With the likes of Cody Kessler, Josh McCown, and former Redskin Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball, Pryor was able to put up 1,007 yards on 77 receptions and four touchdowns.
At 6-foot-6, Pryor would end and element of height Washington has not had in years and hoped for from 2016 first round pick Josh Doctson. At just 27-years old, Pryor is entering the peak of his NFL career and with a competent passer under center, there is reason to believe that the best is still to come.
Pryor re-signing with Cleveland seemed likely prior to the beginning of free agency, but those odds changed swiftly once the Browns signed Kenny Britt, a similar style receiver.
The Redskins have had recent success in signing marquee free agents, such as DeSean Jackson and Josh Norman, under the helm of Bruce Allen who theoretically has assumed power after the release of general manager Scot McCloughan.
With the likes of Alshon Jeffery (Philadelphia), Kenny Britt (Cleveland), Kenny Stills (Miami) off the board, Pryor is the only remaining high-tier receiver option. Robert Woods, Torrey Smith, Brandon Marshall, Marquise Goodwin, and Markus Wheaton are also off the table, which makes the remaining receiving pool thin. Ted Ginn Jr., Vincent Jackson, and Anquan Boldin are potential names to watch for should Washington strike out or pass on Pryor.
If signed, Pryor would join a receiving corp that already boasts Jordan Reed, Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, Vernon Davis, Maurice Harris, and Niles Paul.
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