The Jacksonville Jaguars have added a new weapon for quarterback Nick Foles. The Jags announced on Monday morning that they have officially signed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, and released Lyndon Johnson in a corresponding roster move.
After beginning his career as a quarterback, Pryor made the transition to wide receiver several years ago. He had one terrific season (2016) with the Cleveland Browns, recording 77 catches for 1,007 yards and four scores, but he has struggled to make the same impact since then.
His one season in Washington saw him quickly fall out of favor and record only 20 catches on 37 targets, and last year he caught just 16 passes on 30 targets in eight total games for New York’s two AFC East teams.
Pryor is a big target at 6-4, 228 pounds, which differentiates him a bit from Jacksonville’s other receivers. Marqise Lee is 6-0, 195; Keelan Cole is 6-1, 194; Dede Westbrook is 6-0, 178; D.J. Chark is 6-4, 198; and Chris Conley is 6-3, 205. That’s not necessarily a determinative factor in Pryor’s chances of making the roster, but it can’t hurt that he could provide a different look than they can get elsewhere.