Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com previously reported that the Browns have had “preliminary” extension discussions with Pryor, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Pryor has already said that he has a lot of respect for HC Hue Jackson is hoping to remain with the Browns long term.
“I respect him very highly and if Hue Jackson’s here, I’d love to stay here,” Pryor said. “I want to be here if Hue’s going to be here for a while, because I know this is a building process — and it’s not really. We’re right there. We’re competing with everybody, we’ve just got to put teams away and I’d like to be where Hue’s at.’‘
A few weeks ago, former Browns GM Michael Lombardi said that the Cleveland is going to have to either sign Pryor to a “big big contract” or use their franchise tag, so it is clear to see that Cleveland highly values him.
Pryor, 26, was taken by the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft. He lasted a little over three years in Oakland before he was traded to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick that ultimately became DB Jonathan Dowling.
Pryor briefly played for the Chiefs and Bengals before later being claimed off of waivers by the Browns. Cleveland elected to cut him loose to make room for RB Robert Turbin last year before bringing him back.
The Browns signed him to a one-year, $1.67 million restricted deal this past March, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year.
So far this season, Pryor has appeared in right games and caught 41 passes for 532 yards receiving and three touchdowns to go along with 21 yards rushing and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 wide receiver out of 108 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential extension for Pryor as the news is available.