The Jaguars continue to try to upgrade their offense in every way possible. And, proof of that is their Monday morning signing of former quarterback, now turned receiver, Terrelle Pryor to a free agent contract.
The team announced the move Monday morning in advance of their latest offseason workout:
We have signed WR @TerrellePryor and made other roster moves.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 3, 2019
Pryor originally entered the league as a quarterback with the Oakland Raiders in 2011, but has most recently been exclusively a wide receiver over the course of the last three seasons. The former Ohio State star quarterbacked the Buckeyes to two Big Ten titles in 2009 – 10. He was then taken by the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft playing sparingly in three seasons there.
Since his time in Oakland, has bounced around too numerous teams including: the Seattle Seahawks, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Redskins, and played for both the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills a year ago.
Pryor’s best season as a receiver came three years ago where he had 77 catches 1,007 yards and four touchdowns for the Redskins. However, he’s been on and off of three teams since then.
So, this move is viewed as a low-risk signing to help with depth at the wide receiver position for the 6’4, 230 lbs. Pryor, who has also battled injuries in recent years. After signing a one-year $8 million contract with the Redskins in 2017, Pryor was injured early in the season and had to have ankle surgery landing him on injured reserve in November.
Pryor signed a one-year $4.5 million deal with a Jets in 2018, but, after catching a couple of touchdowns (above), he suffered a groin injury early in the year and the Jets released him in an injury settlement last October. He signed and played two games with the Buffalo Bills before being released, again, in November of last season.
The Jaguars have a largely inexperienced and undersized receiving core led by former draft picks D.J. Chark and Dede Westbrook, as well as veteran Keelan Cole. Speedy Marqise Lee is coming off of a torn ACL in last preseason. Pryor is bigger than all four of those receivers.
The Jaguars are apparently looking to install more of a vertical passing game with free agent quarterback Nick Foles and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
The team will also get set to hold a mandatory mini-camp June 11-13.
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