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Redskins signing of Terrelle Pryor 'a coup' per one NFL analyst

Redskins signing of Terrelle Pryor 'a coup' per one NFL analyst

Many expected Terrelle Pryor to hit the jackpot when free agency opened last week. Those expectations under-delivered, however, as Pryor agreed to a one-year deal with Redskins worth $6 million and another $2 million available in incentives.

That contract ranks as one of the best value deals so far in the 2017 free agency period, according to NFL Network analyst Greg Rosenthal. From the report:

"Due $6 million on a one-year contract, Pryor is joining a team that threw for nearly 5,000 yards last season and just lost its top two receivers. There should be plenty of 6-yard Kirk Cousins passes for Pryor to make magic with after the catch. In an offseason gone wrong for the Redskins, signing Pryor for Markus Wheaton money is a coup.​"

Last year playing with the Browns, Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards. Remarkably, Pryor played with six different quarterbacks last season in Cleveland, and explained he looks forward to playing with Cousins.

"In Washington, they were very aggressive in terms of wanting me to be on the team. I played with six quarterbacks last year. I don’t think it could get that bad," Pryor said. "Obviously, I would like to play with Kirk. I would be an idiot if I didn’t believe that. I think he’s a great quarterback and hopefully that’s what happens."

Pryor wasn't the only wideout that signed a one-year deal. Alshon Jeffery did the same with the Eagles, though the former Bears playmaker has dealt with a number of injuries and a PED suspension. Conversely, former 'Skins receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon were able to get multi-year deals in free agency, and both of those players will turn 31 this season. 

Cleveland initially wanted Pryor back and offered a multi-year deal, per Rosenthal, but moved on to Kenny Britt when Pryor decided to test the market.

The market bore little fruit, and the Redskins took advantage. 

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Report: President Trump told pro sports commissioners he believes NFL season should start on time

Report: President Trump told pro sports commissioners he believes NFL season should start on time

During a conference call with 13 professional sports commissioners Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he believes the 2020 NFL season should start as scheduled in September despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Trump also reportedly remarked that he would like to allow fans back into stadiums and arenas by August or September.

The president used the call as an opportunity to commend the commissioners for their response to the pandemic. On March 11, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to suspend play in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. The NHL, which was less than a month out from the start of the playoffs, followed suit—as eventually did the MLS, ATP, WTA, PGA Tour, NASCAR and MLB spring training.

With the NFL still in the midst of its offseason, there remains hope that the 2020 season will begin on time. So far, the league has canceled its annual league meaning and delayed OTAs. The draft will be held as expected while teams make their selections remotely rather than in Las Vegas as originally planned. While many free-agent deals have yet to be finalized due to the inability for teams to conduct physicals, the NFL has yet to be affected as much as other major sports.

The season is set to begin Thursday, Sept. 10 with opening Sunday coming Sept. 13.

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President Trump meets with league commissioners, commends their response to the coronavirus

President Trump meets with league commissioners, commends their response to the coronavirus

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country's sports leagues on Saturday and told them he recognizes "the good work being done by many teams and players" to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus.

After the conference call that included the president, two of his advisers and 13 sports commissioners ended, ESPN reported that Trump "believes the NFL season should start on time in September."

The virus has decimated the sports world with the NBA and NHL suspending their seasons indefinitely and MLB postponing the start of its season.

The NCAA basketball tournament was also canceled, as were college spring sports such as baseball and softball, lacrosse and track and field. No representatives of the NCAA were reported to be in the call.

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The White House says the commissioners thanked Trump for his "national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry." He called on them to continue efforts to support their fellow Americans during the current challenge.

A wide range of sports league officials participated in the call, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich contributed to this report.

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