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Conflicting reports on whether Steelers are interested in Terrelle Pryor

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Not long after a report surfaced that the Steelers are interested in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, another report said otherwise.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers have no interest in Pryor.

It would seem like a long shot that the Steelers would be the highest bidders for Pryor’s services. After making Antonio Brown the highest-paid receiver in the league, the Steelers would seem unlikely to also be big spenders at the receiver position in free agency.

Pryor had a breakout season with the Browns last year, and the former quarterback looks like one of the most promising young receivers in the NFL. It would be surprising if the Browns, who haven’t done a very good job of developing young talent, let him get away in free agency. But there will certainly be plenty of other interested teams, even if the Steelers are not one of them.

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27 Responses to “Conflicting reports on whether Steelers are interested in Terrelle Pryor”
  1. 6ball says: Mar 7, 2017 5:56 AM

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    Adding Pryor to Bell, Ben and Antonio Brown would soak up between 25-30% of their total cap space. It’s not a signing that makes a lot of sense.
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  2. dawgturd says: Mar 7, 2017 6:40 AM

    The wr’s in free agency must be weak this year if Pryor is getting all this attention. He’s almost 30 and his numbers drastically dropped toward the end of the season. And that was with multiple DB’s talking smack about him before the games.

    I really don’t think Pryor is all that good. I think he’s a one hit wonder like our TE barnage.

    And I’m a browns fan

  3. noose18 says: Mar 7, 2017 6:41 AM

    Would be fun on madden, but no way Pryor is a steeler next year. The Steelers brass has to know Pryor is getting them over that hump in New England.

  4. rageviral says: Mar 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    Young talent? Obviously don’t know how old he is then. Young as a wr? Yes. Young as a player? No.

  5. thatbroncosd says: Mar 7, 2017 6:59 AM

    Pryor is 27 years old, and one hell of an athlete. He’s no Jeffery, but the kid can still ball.

  6. darcrequiem says: Mar 7, 2017 7:14 AM

    There is no way Pryor is almost 30. 27 or 28 at the oldest.

  7. dawgbite says: Mar 7, 2017 7:18 AM

    Rosenhaus trying to drum up interest.

  8. wryly1 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:31 AM

    Nothing new or uncommon about putting rumors in the ether about interest in players. Agents try to use that to drive the price up. Steelers have no history of buying high priced free agents. As for Pryor, few teams would see him as a #1 wideout. He’s actually more effective as a second option, or coming out of the slot because that gives him more of a matchup advantage.

  9. NFLexpert says: Mar 7, 2017 7:53 AM

    Pryor would be a nice #2 on a team with a star receiver, and 2’s don’t break the bank.

  10. jjackwagon says: Mar 7, 2017 8:51 AM

    He caught over a 1k yds last season with a carousel of QBs. Imagine what he could do with just one good QB.

  11. realfootballfan says: Mar 7, 2017 8:59 AM

    Mary Kay listening to the voices in her head again. Id oubt Pryor is getting this mega contract she said or has all of these teams ready to overbid for him. If you watched any Brown games, you see that a lot of his production came due to Hue Jackson being enamored with him and calling his number early in games. He’d make some early plays and then generally disappear as the game went on after those scripted plays were out of the bag. Anyone paying him like he’s Randy Moss is going to be up for a rude awakening because he’s not an especially great route runner, just a physical mismatch. After being on tape, DCs will have more answers for that.

  12. liftheavyorliftheavy says: Mar 7, 2017 9:03 AM

    dawgturd says:
    Mar 7, 2017 6:40 AM

    “…his numbers rastically dropped toward the end of the season.”

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    Chart the numbers, the drop coincides with Griffin returning to the field.

    Pryor is a DUDE who by all accounts hasn’t simply relied on superior athleticism but has put in the work on the field and the film-room to make himself into a quality WR. With a decent, consistent QB “the ceiling is the roof.”

  13. kfoyo808 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:06 AM

    Would be fun to watch – but no makes no sense from cap perspective. Bell has to get paid. Can’t have that much coin into 2 WRs, and add talent elsewhere.

  14. ricko1112 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    That would instantly put AB in shut down/pouting mode!

  15. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Mar 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    This seems to be the year the Steelers are determined to throw all their money down the toilet. First little Ben, then Antonio Clown, then Ding dong “I’m suspended again” Bell, and now Pryor. Go for it. Love watching this sad team poop its britches every year.

  16. One For The D**k #Six says: Mar 7, 2017 9:26 AM

    Steelers are reportedly interested and likely already spoke with Pryor. Oh crap, they can’t speak to players yet… this just in, the steelers aren’t interested in Pryor. (Stand by for the interest to be back on again when the legal tampering window opens)

  17. steelerdeathstar says: Mar 7, 2017 9:46 AM

    Pryor would be a nice addition to the Steelers at the right price. Though hardly necessary with the likely return of Martavis Bryant to the team, and the other talent on the roster, not to mention any possibly additions through the draft or free agency.
    Pryor is extremely talented, though it did take 140 targets for his 77 catches. Still, with the Browns QB situation, his overall numbers are pretty good.
    Interesting, for sure, but unlikely to materialize.

  18. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 7, 2017 9:46 AM

    I thought the idea was goofy at first … but … two things came to mind:

    Ohio State is a big deal to the Steelers player personnel group.

    QB Flexibility. Ben is Ben. Landry is in/out who knows. Vick is gone. Mettenberger has not lit up anyone’s imagination on fire it seems.

  19. jgo304 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:51 AM

    With what Cap Room could they pull this off?!?

    Ben, Bell, Brown are like at 50 Million…..old Colbert will be renegotiating everyones contracts as always screwing up the cap like he always does.

  20. mentallywoozy says: Mar 7, 2017 9:57 AM

    Ah. The ol’ I’m leaving you for your division rival so you give me more money tactic. Classic.

  21. spfripp says: Mar 7, 2017 10:00 AM

    I love this guy and I wish he was on my team. The guy never gives up, no matter how bad the team is playing. It is hard to find that kind of mental toughness.

  22. tedmurph says: Mar 7, 2017 10:09 AM

    Why would the steelers be looking at a WR? Are they giving up on MBryant and SCoats? ERodgers looked like a nice player too, in the limited amount of steeler gms I saw. Maybe they should think about spending money on the guys that cover WRs.

  23. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 7, 2017 10:16 AM

    “Pryor is garbage”.

  24. steelbydesign says: Mar 7, 2017 10:35 AM

    Man, am I the only one that thinks 10 mil for Pryor is insane?

    He’s versatile and a good athlete, and the season he had considering the garbage at QB is admirable… but he’s still only played the position for 1 season and COMPLETELY disappeared in a lot of games.

    While his upside is much higher, I don’t see a ton of difference between Pryor and the Steelers’ current #4 receiver Sammie Coates.

  25. dimi1919 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:16 AM

    tedmurph says:
    Mar 7, 2017 10:09 AM
    Why would the steelers be looking at a WR? Are they giving up on MBryant and SCoats? ERodgers looked like a nice player too, in the limited amount of steeler gms I saw. Maybe they should think about spending money on the guys that cover WRs.

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    Spot on.

  26. granadafan says: Mar 7, 2017 11:24 AM

    I give a lot of credit to Pryor for working really hard to make a switch to another position he’s never played before and to succeed in the NFL.

    The biggest hurdle he was able to overcome was his ego in realizing that he was simply not cut out to be an NFL QB. He didn’t let his pride come before his fall and out of a job. It could be worse. He could pretend he’s a baseball player hitting under .200 in the lowest of the minor league levels.

  27. largejk says: Mar 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    I’m sorry, did the reporter just say: “It would be surprising if the Browns, who haven’t done a very good job of developing young talent, let him get away in free agency.”??? (eyeroll) yeah that would be very surprising!! LOL

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