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Terrelle Pryor lands in Washington

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Receiver Terrelle Pryor apparently (not definitely, but apparently) could have had a multi-year deal worth $8 million annually in Cleveland. He has opted for a deal worth that amount in Washington, plus a chance to hit the market again next year.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Pryor has agreed to a one-year contract in Washington. The deal has a $3 million signing bonus, a $3 million base salary, and readily achievable incentives of $2 million. (The Browns apparently weren’t willing to match that offer.)

The short-term nature of the contract gives him a year to further prove himself as a receiver, with a chance to cash in next March. Or sooner, if Washington decides to extend the stay.

He instantly becomes one of the top receivers in D.C., given the departures of Pierre Garςon and DeSean Jackson — both of whom had more than 1,000 yards receiving in 2016. With Kirk Cousins apparently returning for 2017, and with Pryor getting 1,000 yards with lesser quarterback play in Cleveland, he could have a huge year in Washington.

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  1. winner9090 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:07 PM

    Clearly he will be more expensive next year, redskins will not pay just like they do with Cousins.

  2. laserw says: Mar 10, 2017 4:08 PM

    Great – another worthless acquisition – a player who has precious little to add and is a cancer to boot.

    The Redskins are back to being mediocre.

  3. najacoo22 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:10 PM

    Hey, maybe he can play some QB! We also have a GM opening if he’s interested in giving that a shot.

    …In all seriousness, it sounds like a good deal for both parties.

  4. carrcoreyr87 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:10 PM

    Should have stuck with the Browns… OMG!!! This is the first time I’ve ever said that, what is going on?!?!

  5. brownoholic says: Mar 10, 2017 4:12 PM

    Let’s see, he takes less than what the Browns offered to be on the worst team in a different division that probably has a worse front-office than the Browns now.

    Good luck, TP. I REALLY wanted you back.

  6. ronfai says: Mar 10, 2017 4:13 PM

    Are those figures missing a 0? $3MM signing bonus? I could have signed him for that!

  7. jonwill57 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:15 PM

    Huge year in Washington for sure…4 games against Philly and Dallas secondary! So after 1 year, Philly might have Pryor, Jeffrey and Smith. Just thinking ahead.

  8. idun215 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:15 PM

    Really cleveland all that cap space and you couldn’t make this offer to him. Instead you gave an aging, rarely healthy kenny britt 4yrs.

  9. jag1959 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:15 PM

    Dude in the early stages of me-itis lands in the middle of a train wreck on an incentive laden deal, what could go wrong?

  10. bnn52 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:18 PM

    Apparently Pryor wasn’t as loyal as he said to the coach and team that gave him a second/last chance. Truly a shame that he was so greedy and ended up with a bad deal. You are no longer welcome in Ohio Pryor.

  11. BigDaaDee says: Mar 10, 2017 4:19 PM

    Good luck, I told you 8 million was your ceiling now you get a 3mill signing a 3mill base and you have to hit incentives for another 2. That’s 6 with a possible of 8 for one season, you had 8 per in C-town dumb@$$!

  12. skinsfan91 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:21 PM

    Pair him with Doctson, J Reed, Crowder, V Davis. Cousins distributing. Now just need another RB.

  13. RuddyJamesDIO says: Mar 10, 2017 4:21 PM

    Hail To The REDSKINS!!!!!!!

  14. skinsfan91 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:22 PM

    Browns dont even have a QB. Why would he stay there?

  15. bigjeter says: Mar 10, 2017 4:23 PM

    This makes no sense. The Browns value Kenny Britt more highly than Pryor? I thought Pryor would get 5/40 or better.

    And they wouldn’t give Pryor, a team leader, ten million for ONE YEAR? What am I missing? Pryor is way better, with much higher upside, than that malingerer Britt.

    And they can piss $16 million down a hole for nothing with Osweiler, but they want to stay deficient at receiver, when they didn’t have to?

    The Browns are so incompetent it is breathtaking.

  16. richiehass says: Mar 10, 2017 4:25 PM

    So the other day, I’m walking down the aisle in Wal-Mart and I pass a Native American woman wearing a Washington Redskins jacket. Hey Florio, don’t you think that’s ironic?

  17. bobsacamano2 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:26 PM

    I’m a Buckeye and Browns fan. This guy has been a tease for 10 years. I’m fatigued by the constant promise of his amazing potential. Browns are no worse off. I bet they match or beat their win total from last year.

    Good luck, TP, hope it works out for you.

  18. suite34 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:27 PM

    $6m + $2m in incentives; Cleveland refuses to match. “You say it best when you say nothing at all.”

  19. therealzeitgeist says: Mar 10, 2017 4:27 PM

    I’m glad to see Pryor using his gifts, being smart, and earning professional relevance; I hate Ohio State but he got a raw deal with his NCAA sanctions and then was tossed to wolves with Raiders.

    Tebow would still be in league and be well-payed impact player if he had Pryor’s humility about his physical gifts being useful even if not at QB.

  20. cincy85 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:28 PM

    Really wish Cindy woulda went after this guy but whatever. Good luck Pryor

  21. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:31 PM

    Free agencey is not over and We have`nt even drafted yet!!! Do not believe that Dysfunctional crap!….You want disfunction go to Cleveland,Chicago or Sanfrancisco!!!

    Real Talk from Newportnews,Va

  22. jclark6528 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:32 PM

    Wow…..I actually think he thought someone would give him >$10 million over a multi-year…..this looks like the case of an agent selling him a bill of goods and he bought it….too bad.

  23. patriotsivan says: Mar 10, 2017 4:33 PM

    young man deserves big payday… feeling is terrible that payday has come with such broken joke franchise.

    snyder is little boy, killing franchise. all other blame is misplaced.

  24. audient says: Mar 10, 2017 4:33 PM

    Whomever Pryor’s agent is, good job negotiating into a corner where he had to leave Cleveland to save face. Oh well.

  25. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM

    Like I said, free agents don’t just come to Redskins Park to visit, they come to sign haters. Playing in Washington DC > Anywhere else. Welcome to the greatest franchise in sports.

  26. NFLexpert says: Mar 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    He should fire his agents NOW! What a cluster. He missed out on a big payday with CLE, plus they liked him there…bad advice!

  27. teal379 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:43 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM
    Like I said, free agents don’t just come to Redskins Park to visit, they come to sign haters. Playing in Washington DC > Anywhere else. Welcome to the greatest franchise in sports.

    So long as there’s a WNBA – it’s not the greatest franchise in sports.

  28. skinsfan91 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:57 PM

    He gets to put up crazy numbers with a REAL qb then sign the huge deal next year. Love it.

  29. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Mar 10, 2017 4:59 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM

    Like I said, free agents don’t just come to Redskins Park to visit, they come to sign haters. Playing in Washington DC > Anywhere else. Welcome to the greatest franchise in sports.
    *******************************************
    seriously logicalvoicesays? FA go to WAS to take Snyder’s money… surely not to win….

  30. shurmanblog says: Mar 10, 2017 5:03 PM

    Obvious he made a serious mistake . Seems to be his history . Too bad greed overtook common sense , he should have stuck in Cleveland with the coach that revived his career instead of listening to those who only care about their cut of his money .

  31. BigDaaDee says: Mar 10, 2017 5:03 PM

    UHM: suite34 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:27 PM
    $6m + $2m in incentives; Cleveland refuses to match. “You say it best when you say nothing at all.”

    =========================================

    Why would Cleveland attempt to match an offer they exceeded? Offering him 8 Mill tickets per for 4 seasons exceeds an incentive laden 1 year deal. Our offer was better and he shopped it.. Now welcome to that dumpster fire in Washington.

  32. NFLexpert says: Mar 10, 2017 5:03 PM

    Man, did this guy just blow a big payday in the CLE. Rumor was a deal on the table for $24M for 3 years with $8M signing bonus, before free agency started. CLE pulled the offer after signing Britt for Pryor’s money. Stupid, greedy athletes and bad agents.

  33. Ward Burns says: Mar 10, 2017 5:05 PM

    Props to the Browns. If he isn’t happy with $8M a year for 3-4 years, let him walk and move on. He’s not going to sign a long term deal anywhere until he gets what he thinks he worth. If the skins don’t pony up, he’ll be doing the same thing next year. Why with all the other positions and problems trying to be fixed in Cleveland would they want to deal with this again next year. They gave him a fair deal for both sides. I like Pryor and was hoping he would be back with the Browns, but in the end, it wasn’t about playing for Hue, or the team that gave him a shot. It was money and ego. Best of luck man. Hope it works out for you.

  34. bigmikeskinsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 5:06 PM

    bnn52 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:18 PM
    Apparently Pryor wasn’t as loyal as he said to the coach and team that gave him a second/last chance. Truly a shame that he was so greedy and ended up with a bad deal. You are no longer welcome in Ohio Pryor.
    ______________________________________

    as a Skins fan in NE Ohio, he is MORE than welcome here. You can just stick to crybaby Lebron if you don’t like what he does.

  35. isaacnewtonqb says: Mar 10, 2017 5:07 PM

    Cousins has a new friend to tell him how wide open he was on each and every play. Might want to invest in some ear plugs.

  36. emptywatchmkr says: Mar 10, 2017 5:07 PM

    Pryor clearly following his agents words. Been non-existent his NFL career than goes over 1,000 for one year. Why would he sign anything under $10mil annually for more than a “prove it” contract. It is not like he has ever been loyal to a team and is certainly into himself enough to believe he can do it. Plus with no other WRs was probably the kicker.

    On paper this looks good, but the question has to be asked about the Redskins org as a whole adding TPs character. Always jawing after a 8 yd catch and pestering DB’s. TP has never been a team player/leader so if things start going south I have a hard time believing he will take that in stride. Making this also a risky decision for him.

  37. truecowboyfan says: Mar 10, 2017 5:08 PM

    This is actually a great pick up for the Redskins. Pryor was just getting started last year and never had a QB.

  38. officialgame says: Mar 10, 2017 5:08 PM

    It comes down to which organization is dumber then the other. Prior’s season will determine that and in a upset I’m going to go with the Browns who stink but chose to let Prior walk.

  39. riprozelle says: Mar 10, 2017 5:09 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM
    Like I said, free agents don’t just come to Redskins Park to visit, they come to sign haters. Playing in Washington DC > Anywhere else. Welcome to the greatest franchise in sports.
    ————————————————–
    Dude, I’m a life-long Skins fan, but I have to ask: how do you manage to post here from the alternate reality where you live?

  40. redskinsweb says: Mar 10, 2017 5:14 PM

    like i said skins will DOMINATE.

  41. NFLexpert says: Mar 10, 2017 5:18 PM

    Hey Pryor, FYI, rumor has it that Cousins is going to Cleveland as soon as the trade is approved. Good luck in the WASH…

  42. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:22 PM

    dirtydrynn27 says:
    Free agencey is not over and We have`nt even drafted yet!!! Do not believe that Dysfunctional crap!….
    —-
    What do you think you’re going to get in the draft? Face it, the guy that landed you much of the talent that got Washington back to the playoffs the last two years just got fired.
    The owner and the guy who won the power struggle against your former GM are both clowns.
    Your QB doesn’t want to play there, is unhappy, and isn’t locked up long-term.
    You lost some of your best receivers, and replaced them with a guy who has played the position at the NFL level for all of one year — and he’s signed only to a one-year deal. If he plays well you’ll either lose him or have to pony up much, much more next season.
    Those are just the highlights. I could go on, but you get the point. In fact, this organization screams “dysfunctional.”

  43. johny248 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:47 PM

    If I’m Pryor, I probably would have done the same thing. Of course I would have looked for a team that is make a conscious effort to improve such as Philly, but if he stuck around in Cleveland, not only would be stuck on another 1-15 team, but he also wouldn’t have a good QB option. Even with the mess in DC right now, at least he would have a decent quarterback whom likes to throw the ball. Being that this is year two as a WR, the more experience and balls thrown his way the better. This isn’t just a “me me me” thing. Even though the team is not going to be great, at laser he will have a better chance to develop. Good luck TP! Id like to see him continue to develop as a WR. It’s a good story.

  44. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:04 PM

    Why does everbody hate washington?

  45. thetooloftools says: Mar 10, 2017 6:05 PM

    Go get em T.P. Thank you for your work and effort here in Cleveland. It’s a business and we get it. We wish you only the best and stay classy. Maybe 2018 will bring you back. Life if a long road. I’m just glad your FINALLY getting yours in the NFL.

  46. ezpkns34 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:11 PM

    I can’t believe Pryor couldn’t get more $ than that

  47. skinsrock says: Mar 10, 2017 6:51 PM

    Companies fire employees everyday… Bruce Allen is not Vinny Cerato… He is a shrewd negotiator and when he sees a good deal, he pounces. The Redskins will hire another personnel guy, give Jay Gruden a little more power, and go about their business. The Washington media attacks the REDSKINS at a given notice…. Mike Jones of the Washington post was literally emotional yesterday because obviously he lost a good source inside the building because BRUCE ALLEN DESPISES DC MEDIA and doesn’t give them anything. Hence the negative articles etc. The Redskins actually tried to protect Scot McCloughan but his wife kept running her mouth or social media and he had to go. A one year deal at 6M for Pryor is a GREAT DEAL!

  48. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 10, 2017 6:54 PM

    Makes sense. He’ll have a big year with Cousins, then both of them cash in somewhere else in 2018.

    Can you even imagine… he had over 1000 yards with five different below-average QBs throwing him the ball.

  49. bigbenisabigbaby says: Mar 10, 2017 7:04 PM

    officialgame says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:08 PM
    It comes down to which organization is dumber then the other. Prior’s season will determine that and in a upset I’m going to go with the Browns who stink but chose to let Prior walk.
    /////////////////////////////////
    I love how you want to label these organizations as dumb then use the word “then” rather than “than” to make a comparison. You’re not even smart enough to put together a argumentative statement. Thanks for playing though.

  50. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:11 PM

    Some of you haters are unbelieveable!!!!…..Who do you think you`re going to get????….. A decent NT or a young stud Receiver……Who is your team you blind hater!!!!!

  51. dbienko says: Mar 10, 2017 7:36 PM

    Way to go Cleveland! You the guy too where he is and then let him go. You sign a hack who does not play hard, is older and is only there for the money. Britt does not even come close to Pryor, who also wanted to stay in Cleveland! You Suck Sachi Brown!!!!!!

  52. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 10, 2017 8:03 PM

    I think he took that contract because he’ll have a better QB throwing him the ball next year. Cleveland’s QB position last season was a disaster, mostly because of all the injuries. I think it’s safe to say Cousins is a better QB than anyone Cleveland will have. If he has another good year he could get a nice fat contract. I’m still surprised Cleveland couldn’t figure out a way to keep him. I think that’s a bad move on Cleveland’s part, especially considering the contract he received from Washington.

  53. JMUSkins says: Mar 10, 2017 8:22 PM

    What do you think you’re going to get in the draft? Face it, the guy that landed you much of the talent that got Washington back to the playoffs the last two years just got fired.
    The owner and the guy who won the power struggle against your former GM are both clowns.
    ************
    Cousins was drafted by the guy who won the power struggle. And Kerrigan. And Jordan Reed. What was your point again?

  54. zygizag says: Mar 10, 2017 8:53 PM

    Browns value a second round draft pick in 2018 more than any player on their team.

  55. charger383 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:54 PM

    OK Allen made one good move, let’s see if he can do some more

  56. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:58 PM

    really? thought he was looking for a multi year deal at 12 million a year.

  57. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 9:04 PM

    Others are reporting it as a 6 million dollar contract with 2 million dollars worth incentives.

    A far cry from:

    Multiple #NFL sources are expecting the next contract of #Browns wideout Terrelle Pryor to land between $10-$12 million per season.

  58. polapea says: Mar 10, 2017 9:14 PM

    JMUSkins says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:22 PM

    Cousins was drafted by the guy who won the power struggle. And Kerrigan. And Jordan Reed. What was your point again?
    ———

    How many picks did Bruce Allen give up for the first QB taken in that draft?

    10 years as a GM in TB and DC- 66-94 with 3 one and done playoff appearances. Guy is a terrible talent evaluator.

  59. jag1959 says: Mar 10, 2017 9:23 PM

    riprozelle says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:09 PM
    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM
    Like I said, free agents don’t just come to Redskins Park to visit, they come to sign haters. Playing in Washington DC > Anywhere else. Welcome to the greatest franchise in sports.
    ————————————————–
    Dude, I’m a life-long Skins fan, but I have to ask: how do you manage to post here from the alternate reality where you live?
    _____________________

    Illogical has the best wifi in the entire RGme footie PJ galaxy

  60. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 10, 2017 9:25 PM

    This is a guy who was too dumb to figure out a rookie responsibility at quarterback. The guy couldn’t get the playbook.
    He’s not any smarter now…

  61. jclark6528 says: Mar 10, 2017 9:53 PM

    So……now the Skins will lose Cousins & Pryor next year…….and then what??

  62. jclark6528 says: Mar 10, 2017 9:56 PM

    Browns value a second round draft pick in 2018 more than any player on their team.
    ___________________

    The Browns offered this guy 4 x $8 million per year……and he said “no”……and no other team was even stepping to the plate to give him more $$…..and he ended up getting less with the goal of going somewhere else next year……he got desperate and took the $6 million x 1 year (hopefully $8 for his sake).

    You can hate on the Browns 7 days a week and 3 times on Sunday…..they did nothing wrong in this case. TP’s agent sold him a “you’re worth >$10 million per year” bill of goods….and he fell for it.

  63. wwrgesusd says: Mar 10, 2017 11:59 PM

    Still a paycut from his Ohio State days. Anyone who thinks Cleveland is a better franchise than Washington is drunker than rosy cheeks McGluan.

    If a second round pick is $16 million, how much is a first round pick for the Factory of Sadness?

  64. bizzmoneyb says: Mar 11, 2017 9:04 AM

    what in the hell is Washington doing with Cousins?!!
    between last season and this coming season, they’ve paid him around $45 million guaranteed dollars.

    so they have basically already paid him most of the guaranteed money that wouldve come with a 5 or 6 year deal. only they wouldve had him under contract for another 3+ seasons AFTER this season!
    the way they hamdled this was just straight stupid.

    what was their best offer to him before last season? maybe they did offer something like a 5 year, $100 mil with $50 mil guaranteed and he turned it down? but i cant imagine a guy having one good season turning down that kind of cheddar.

  65. redskins21lakers24 says: Mar 11, 2017 4:38 PM

    Good signing. Pryor is a monstet, and with kirk throwing him the ball expect him to put up big numbers. Were young and hungry with much to prove at the wr position. Desean and Pierre are both over 30 and giving them long term deals doesn’t make sense when you have crowder and doctson, who is gonna explode on the scene next year, pryor, reed, and davis wow do you guys realiz we went from small to tall, terrell is like a baby megatron

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