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Mike Pettine won’t close door on Terrelle Pryor playing QB down the road

Terrelle Pryor


When Terrelle Pryor was released by the Bengals last month, it led him to make a change that many people think is necessary for him to have a lasting career in the NFL.

Pryor decided to make the move from quarterback to wide receiver and promised to work as hard as possible to become a great wideout after landing with the Browns on waivers. Pryor’s pre-camp preparation has included workouts with Randy Moss, Josh Gordon and other receivers and coach Mike Pettine said Monday that Pryor is “1000 percent” focused on learning the position.

Pettine also said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that he wouldn’t close the door on Pryor making a move back to quarterback at some point in the future. The circumstances that would lead to such a reversal weren’t laid out, but having Pryor on the roster could allow the Browns to go with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster and create a situation where he’d find himself back under center.

Pryor’s not likely to get much better as a quarterback while working as a receiver and the Browns probably wouldn’t have him at receiver if they thought he’d be a better option than the other quarterbacks on the roster, so it seems like an emergency would be the likeliest path back to a temporary return to the position.