Hue Jackson on Calvin Pryor’s release: Things happen, we’re moving on

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Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed at a Thursday press conference that the team has released safety Calvin Pryor after a fight with a teammate.

Jackson wouldn’t go into the details of what happened, calling it an internal matter and saying that he does not think that wide receiver Ricardo Louis, who was reportedly the other player in the fight, will be released along with Pryor. He said the team would make the necessary alterations to their defensive plan with Pryor out of the picture and that they’ll keep moving forward toward Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

“Things happen, moving on,” Jackson said.

Jackson said the team will likely promote safety Kai Nacua from the practice squad to take Pryor’s spot on the roster. That move would mark the second change to the defensive roster in the last day as the team also brought back defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes to help cover while Myles Garrett is out with a high ankle sprain.

Jackson was asked about any toll the double dose of bad news had on the team with the season about to start. He replied that he hasn’t run from anything in the past and is “not about to now,” although you’d hardly blame him if he double-checked to make sure no anvils are hanging by thin threads over his head when he heads home from the team facility.

18 responses to “Hue Jackson on Calvin Pryor’s release: Things happen, we’re moving on

  1. If it wasn’t the Browns it would almost be sad…….they traded for Pryor to give the former first rounder another shot in a new place and it didn’t work out…..again…..in Cleveland…..with the Browns.

    As Drew Carey used to say….Cleveland Rocks!!!!!

  2. I think Hue Jackson thinks his leash is a lot longer than it is. If they end up with the number 1 pick again, and even if Hue comes back for 2018 and they are 5-11 in his third year…… he’s done.

  3. milkcan44 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    Was it Rex Ryan or the GM who drafted Pryor ahead of Clinton-Dix?

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    A lot of players were drafted ahead of Ha Ha. I wanted the Bears to take him and they passed….

  4. bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    September 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    Clearly, the Browns are tanking for the first pick in the draft.

    Yes, they are clearly tanking. Because a player has a high ankle sprain (that is called an “injury”) and another second-tier DB gets into a fist fight with a WR. They dealt with what I consider a serious discipline issue – not like it was a starter.

    Besides the Browns have enough picks next year I am not sure what they would be tanking for (serious illogic).

    I don’t think the word “tanking” means what you think it does. Try an original thought and not just trolling what you hear on these boards.

  5. reddzen says:
    September 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm
    bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    September 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    Clearly, the Browns are tanking for the first pick in the draft.

    I don’t think the word “tanking” means what you think it does. Try an original thought and not just trolling what you hear on these boards.
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    You are on the AFC East boards enough to know the next original thought bubby has will be the first.

  6. Flummoxed at the way his career has progressed. . He looked like a potential big hitting playmaker out of college.

  7. As usual, everyone was trashing the Jets after this trade.
    Meanwhile they picked up a starting MLB and made him take a pay cut to $1mm per year.
    Demario Davis looks like a different player this year so far.
    Great trade Big Mac.

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