Terrelle Pryor giving wide receiver a shot with Browns
Signed by the Cleveland Browns as a wide receiver, former quarterback Terrelle Pryor is hoping to do more than just be a wide receiver.
Apparently, he wants to still play quarterback.
"I'm going to give this slash-player deal a chance," Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities."
Pryor, a former Ohio State standout, still wants to play quarterback. However, that's not why the Browns signed him..
"That was my position. That's my heart. That's what I trained for," Pryor said. "Yeah, I'm human. It's just like everybody else. I never thought of quitting. I kept working hard, thinking that my time is going to come. I work too hard. I don't think anyone can outwork me. I spend a lot of time on my craft. I don't really think of it like that. One of these days I'm going to get an opportunity and break through.
"The thing that helps me is that I played quarterback, and I know what the quarterback wants. What I've got to work on is the specifics, cutting in and out of the breaks. Athletically, I believe I can do anything on the field. When I get on the field, I may not be the best, but I always feel like I am. I bring that mindset. I work my hardest to be the best I can at that position."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.