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Browns made trade deadline push for Terrelle Pryor, were declined

Along with trying to make a deal for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron, the Browns also tried to make a deadline deal for former Browns wide receiver and current Redskins wide out Terrelle Pryor as well, according to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. Both teams had dialogue, but in the end, the Redskins decided to turn decline the deal and wanted to keep the former Ohio State standout.

The deal makes sense from the Browns standpoint as they have suffered severely at the wide receiver position this year. With the Browns in 2016, Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns and was the team’s top receiver before Cleveland decided to let him sign a one-year deal with Washington. That kind of production is what they expected out of Kenny Britt, who the Browns signed when Pryor’s representation turned down a four-year offer from Cleveland that would have paid him nearly $8 million a season. Had the Browns been able to get Pryor at the deadline, it would have been for a prorated $1.5 million for the remainder of 2017.

Pryor has fallen out of favor in Washington this year and has recently been replaced in the starting lineup by Josh Doctson. He was expected to have a solid season in the split-end position for the Redskins, despite signing only a one-year deal well under his perceived value at $6 million. Pryor has only collected 20 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown in eight games for Washington so far this season.

The interest was obvious, and it may have ended up helping both ends if the trade had gone through, but the Redskins didn’t want to give up on Pryor just yet with the possibility of playing in the postseason this year. There will be interest again this offseason when Pryor will once again be a free agent. It will just depend on if 28-year-old not only wants to return to the Browns, but if Cleveland offers him the money that he wants as well. Given the season the wide out has had so far, the asking price could be much lower than it was following the 2016 season.

  • NOPER

    Yes Sashi and co can totally know how to evaluate and value talent. That’s of course if you acknowledge that Depodesta is involved in valuation like he states but hey w/e

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  • humboldt

    Another Onion headline for the boys in Berea. The hits keep coming.

    This gambit is such a perfect embodiment of the Sashi-Podesta regime: a ‘thinking man’s’ maneuver that is entirely value-driven and perhaps logical on paper, but which conveys such deep organizational contradiction and incoherence as to appear as satire to all those not in the inner sanctum. What exactly is the plan here? It boggles the mind.

  • Skulb
  • Chris

    At least they didn’t overpay Pryor. Imagine the disaster in Berea had they given him multiple years. Oh the Huemanity.

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  • Sam Gold

    Bullsh*t. This was yet another idiotic desperation move by a HC/OC, and owner that supports him, who thinks this midseason move will revive the “glory” of last year. Meanwhile this “ceiling-for-days” receiver can’t even get on the field in Washington. Fortunately, we have a FO in place intelligent enough to recognize the absurdity of this move and once again crafted an “offer” guaranteed to save Haslam and Hue from themselves.

    What part of a complete rebuild of a completely moribund franchise is unclear for you people? They can’t address every position that needs to be addressed with first, second and even third round talent in two off seasons? They chose to start with the defense. We are clearly on the path to a legit D now that is one, possibly two pieces and a second year under the same coordinator from being an overall top 10 D.

    Conversely, we have an O that has steadily regressed over the time Hue has been in charge. Which part of anything Hue has done on any Sunday demonstrates a capacity to excel as a HC? Which part of asking a rookie QB to execute a veteran game plan, not knowing when to call timeouts or accept drive killing penalties, utilizing a 6’5’ pass catching rookie TE man-child less than 40% of the time and almost never within the red zone, abandoning the run within the first half of nearly every game regardless of score or circumstance is Sashi’s fault? In what way has Hue shown a capacity to identify(RG3), let alone develop, young talent? How can anyone argue that the HC specifically sought out due to his QB Guru skillset hasn’t been directly involved in the evaluation and selection or non-selection of any/every QB so far?

  • humboldt

    I’m sure Hue would love to have Pryor back; the very act of pursuing him in a trade is a not-so-subtle admission that the plan at WR (Britt, multiple draft picks) has been an abject, incoherent failure. I don’t feel compelled to “take sides” in the coaching staff/GM debate — I have no horse in the race and honestly don’t even watch the games anymore. That said, the spectacle of their incompetence is worth paying minimal attention to, so I appreciate Sashi and the boys continuing to produce delightfully dysfunctional headlines like this.

  • Sam Gold

    I would venture to speculate that Hue has veered 180 degrees from the plan he agreed to at his hiring and any incompetence being displayed by this organization can be traced right to his doorstep while the FO attempts to wrangle in the HC/Owner’s buffoonery but sure…Sashi.

  • Skulb

    To be fair to TP, Washington are running a timing offense, while Cleveland were running, uh, something almost entirely different. If you’re consistently off by five yards from where everyone, and the QB in particular, thinks you’re going to be you’re not going to have an easy time as the Redskins wide receiver. I think the transition was much harder for him than he thought it would be. But he is learning, slowly. He has spent too much time thinking about all this, and that has caused him to drop passes at inopportune times, miss blocks and run the wrong routes. But, once the offense becomes more second nature to him his performances should pick up as well.

    Not saying they should treat an $8 million guy as a rookie. But he might as well be. Last week he didn’t drop anything and caught a couple of critical passes. Progress! Maybe the Browns offer was unacceptable. But I think it was Gruden not willing to give up on Pryor so soon. If anyone can get him over the hump it’s Jay.

  • Sam Gold
  • Skulb

    Well, certainly more than eight games worth of patience.

  • Sam Gold

    No patience with FO or any of their draft picks but patience with the guy who can’t get on the field for the team that paid him. Got it.

  • Skulb

    No, I meant Washington. Somehow I don’t think patience is the big problem with the Browns.

  • Steve

    Gambit? Contradiction?

    They offered him a contract, which he turned down, in hopes of getting more. They’ve always seemed to like Pryor.

  • humboldt

    Yes, this is definitely something normal, functional teams do…all is well

  • humboldt

    I’m both impressed and utterly bewildered by your defense of the Browns front office

  • Steve

    There were certainly countless phone calls in the weeks leading up to the deadine that went something like “Hey, is X available? No? Ok, what about Y? Still no? Ok, let me know if anything changes”. And they all are harmless and mean little more than the calling team thinks X or Y can help their team.

    Apparently some Xs and Ys get more clicks than others. And to Browns fans, generating outrage matters I guess.

  • humboldt

    They generate satire, not outrage

  • Steve

    Whatever you want to call it, its not useful analysis.

  • Robert Sass

    REALLY? A guy they did not make an offer to before the season started, they wanted to trade for? I mean, this is COMPLETE and TOTAL admission of INCOMPETENCE by our front office…

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  • tigersbrowns2

    hi ROBERT … they made an offer for Pryor for as much , or more , than he got from the ‘Skins. He and his agent got greedy.

  • tigersbrowns2

    this is the same as the McCarron deal … why trade for McCarron or Pryor when you can sign them as FA’s next year ?? Pryor is having a horrible year & i think it’s Karma for him & his agent for being so greedy … he should’ve just stayed with the Browns.

    we wouldn’t have to do a whole to make this happen … but , if you did bring Pryor back next year , you would have Gordon , Coleman & Pryor to start with at WR … that wouldn’t be too shabby.

  • tigersbrowns2

    … “Cleveland decided to let him sign a one year deal with Washington” … no , Pryor & his agent got greedy & ended-up signing for the same thing the Browns offered. I’ll bet Pryor is majorly regretting leaving the Browns … i know that sounds stupid , but do you think he’s happy in Washington ?

  • RGB

    There’s only one reason some “Browns fans” care about Pryor, and it has nothing to do with his on-field performance.

  • WFNY_DP

    This may not be the popular torch-forks take, but sincerely: I do not understand all of the vitriol.

    They offered Pryor a contract–the same one he signed, basically, it turns out–and were turned down. They didn’t low ball him, in hindsight. They clearly wanted him; he didn’t choose them. So, they kicked the tires on bringing a player back that they liked, at less money, and with a chance to perhaps get the jump on re-signing him to longer term if desired. It didn’t work out. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    What am I missing? With all of the low hanging fruit about why the FO might suck wookie, why is *this* such a black mark on the record?