Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor spent some time working with Browns coach Hue Jackson when both were with the Bengals and the Browns want the two men to work together again during the 2016 season.
The Browns announced that they have tendered Pryor as a restricted free agent at the original round level. That sets Pryor up to make $1.671 million and gives the Browns the right to match any offer that other teams might make for him. If they don’t, they’ll get a third-round pick as compensation because Pryor entered the league as a third-round pick of the Raiders in the 2011 supplemental draft.
Pryor had one catch for 42 yards and lost a yard on his one carry in three games with the Browns, who cut Pryor at the end of camp before bringing him back later in the season.
The Browns also tendered defensive back Don Jones, offensive lineman Austin Pastzor and linebacker Scott Solomon at the same level. Jones and Solomon were seventh-round picks while Pastzor was undrafted, so the team would only have the right to match an offer that comes his way.
The team also announced that they have re-signed linebacker Tank Carder, who was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent, and tendered exclusive rights free agents defensive lineman Jamie Meder and running back Raheem Mostert.