Two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers brought in Terrelle Pryor for a workout. Pryor came into the NFL as a quarterback, but the workout was at the wide receiver position. And now, the 49ers will get an even closer look at Pryor as a wide receiver, as he makes his debut at the position this Sunday for the Cleveland Browns. The coaching staff said he has been working primarily as the split end, or X receiver.
The Browns signed Pryor on December 2, with plans on developing him as a wide receiver, but also to be used as the emergency third quarterback. The coaching staff does not expect him to have a full role yet, but injuries at the position have left Cleveland scrambling for options. Andrew Hawkins will not play on Sunday due to a concussion, and four other receivers are listed as questionable with a variety of ailments. That group includes Travis Benjamin (shoulder), Taylor Gabriel (concussion), Brian Hartline (hip), and Marlon Moore (ribs).
I believe all four of the receivers are expected to be available, but having an extra body will be a boost. Benjamin has been the team's leading wide receiver, and he along with tight end Gary Barnidge will be key options for Johnny Manziel on Sunday. But it will be at least moderately interesting to see what Pryor can do in a limited receiver role.