Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, citing league sources, reports that free agent WR Terrelle Pryor is drawing interest from the Giants, 49ers, Titans and Eagles and there are likely to be other teams in the market for Pryor.
- Cabot adds that the Steelers are also among the interested teams in Pryor.
- Sources tell Cabot that the Browns and Pryor are currently far apart in regards to a contract extension. However, the expectation is that the Browns will get an opportunity to match or exceed the best offer Pryor gets in the coming days.
Last night, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that Pryor is expected secure between $10-$12 million per year as part of his next contract.
Cleveland elected to not use their franchise tag on Pryor, which would have them around $15 million for the 2017 season fully guaranteed.
A few weeks ago, Cabot reported Pryor had “instructed” his agents that he “wants to stay in Cleveland” and to get a deal done with the Browns and his agents were expected to have “strong discussions” with the team.
“I know this is an important month,” Pryor said last week. “But I do love being with the Browns and like I said before, this thing isn’t about joining a different team because a different team’s good.
“That’s not what it’s about. I love the building process here. I started out in my career never coming in the front door. I’ve alway got to go in the back.”
Pryor, 27, 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 last March.
In 2016, Pryor appeared in all 16 games and caught 77 passes for 1007 yards receiving and five total touchdowns for the Browns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 wide receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We have Pryor featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.