Pryor Still Looking For Work

March 10th, 2017

Still unemployed.

Possibly because he — read: his agent — got greedy with the Browns, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still unemployed. And he’s flying around the country pitching his wares.

Last night, Pryor dined with Redskins brass (no wine at the table?) and left our nation’s capital without a job.

The Washington Post reports Pryor is not in Washington today and he is “keeping his options open.” No sh!t. Like he’s going to retire?

Might Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht pounce?

Not sure how much Pryor is looking for but Joe would love to see Pryor on the roster. Now it gets to the point of there are only so many balls to go around. Mike Evans will want touches. DeSean Jackson was not hired to be only a decoy. Not sure Pryor would be comfortable being a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver (yes, Rudy Humphries is still the apple of the Bucs’ eyes).

Joe is convinced the Bucs will draft a receiver and would be smart to draft two. Also, a desperate receiver with NFL experience could be lurking come summer that would be a value signing.

All of a sudden, the Bucs look to have a crowded receiver corps if everything shakes out like Joe envisions.

73 Responses to “Pryor Still Looking For Work”

  1. Bird Says:

    Joe- lay off the wunder joints

  2. Waterboy Says:

    Pryor read too many media reports on how much he’d get paid in free agency and overplayed his hand. 1 year of productivity won’t get you paid like a #1 WR.

  3. bucsfaninchina Says:

    I’d grab him for $6m on a one-year prove-it. Beyond Evans-Jackson-Humphries we still don’t have enough talent on the roster. Even after drafting a guy, we still will need one or two more guys as WRs. Almost there!

  4. BucFan88 Says:

    Alshon Jeffrey signed a 1 year prove it deal…maybe Pryor could be had for the same. I’d be OK with a 1 year 12 million dollar deal. Gives us a better chance to compete for the playoffs and doesn’t leave us on the hook when it’s time to resign Evans and winston

  5. unbelievable Says:

    I agree about drafting 2 WRs this year. This draft class is loaded.

  6. scott Says:

    How many times are you going to bring this guy up on here and twitter? I can almost guarantee this guy is a lockeroom cancer. Word is that nobody likes this dude. We done need that on our team.

  7. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Pass…take C Patterson who returns kicks, can play WR and plays special teams

  8. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Really surprised he hasn’t been signed by somebody yet

  9. Sunny Says:

    Unrelated, what’s going on with Poe??

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wasn’t it reported that he wanted $10m per year?

    Spotrac lists his Market Value as 4 yrs, $35,649,429, Avg. Salary: $8,912,357/yr

    Clearly he isn’t getting offered the $10m and rightfully so.

    I could see offering him $7.5m/yr plus incentives that can bring it to $10m.

  11. Buc 4ever Says:

    I wold love to pickup Coredalle Patterson expecially with the loss of Sheppard. Would solidify our punt and kickoff return. Plus gives us more speed at receiver. Or sign Michael Floyd to a one year prove deal. That way any injuries and we still have legitimate receivers.

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    Low ball him
    What do u have to lose???

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    We need talent, for sure. But, there simply aren’t enough plays to go around for Evans, DJax, AND Pryor, especially with DJax and Pryor being um, Divas.
    Draft some guys to develop and who understand their role.

  14. bucs_365 Says:

    Until I hear information that the Bucs might be interested, I’m not wasting time on every free agent fantasy Joe dumps out.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Imagine this:

    • Mike Evans
    • D. Jackson
    • T. Pryor
    • A. Humphries
    • D. Walker

    That is a superbowl group right there.

  16. tmaxcon Says:


    don’t leave cook off the list of weapons… it’s all about positive change

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    People are forgetting…Koetter prefers to run 4 WR sets, but has been unable to do so here so far. You give him that stable and he will do it. And All of them will get plenty of catches because he likes spreading the ball around.

  18. MarcBucs88 Says:

    Is having too many playmakers at WR a bad thing now? If you can sign the guy, YOU SIGN THE GUY.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Bonzai- I’d be worried about a “Throw me the damn ball” situation that would poison the locker room.
    Ideally, yes that would be a heck of a line-up!

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    AND Cook!
    Man, how gratuitous would that be for him to fall to us?! I’m still not sure, but I’m wishing!

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Running Back Possibilities

    • Doug Martin
    • Jacquizz Rodgers
    • Charles Sims
    • Peyton Barber
    • Draft Pick? (make him work for it)

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucsfanman Says
    “@Bonzai- I’d be worried about a “Throw me the damn ball” situation…”

    If a player says it, he has to show he deserves it. That makes him do better. And we have a QB with a strong personality. Winston can squelch anything.

  23. BucFan88 Says:

    Plus I’m very excited about Desean Jackson… but the fact of the matter is he is injury prone. If he goes down for multiple games we will need someone other than Humphries as our no.2

  24. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Bucsfanman if that happens Koetter will be like if you got open sooner you’d get more balls thrown your way. It’s as simple as that!

    Bonzai what you said! Those 4 on the field at the same time sheesh! That would be the new Greatest show on earth

  25. "Ice Man" Bob Gilbert Says:

    Pryor is the guy i have wanted since the end of the season. Jackson was a nice consolation prize but Pryor should be the real goal. We get him and it opens the draft up even more. TE, DE, Safety, RB. WR is no longer a glaring need.

  26. NJBucsFan Says:

    Pryor will be nice as long as it does not have an impact on the future contract of Mike Evans.

  27. Eric Denman Says:

    He would be a part time player in this offense, no thanks

  28. Coach Says:

    lol You guys put waaaay too much stock in Adam Humphries. If we were to sign Pryor, he instantly goes outside opposite Mike Evans. That puts DeSean Jackson in the slot. In that scenario, Rudy Humphries must wait his turn. Humphries is good for two things on this offense. Running dig or slant routes (basically the same route) and bubble screens. He cannot go vertical and get open. He can’t push a corner vertically and break off a route. Stop giving this dude so much credit. Brate is 10x a better route runner and he’s a Tight End.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    In other news, The Browns are releasing Robert Griffin III.

    Hear me on this…if Licht were to sign him as a backup, we have a QB Guru head coach that might fix him enough to make him Trade Bait. He’s only 27.

    And he would have to come dirt cheap, right?

    I know. I’m crazy.

  30. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Can’t see spending that much on another WR when we’ve already got ME and DJ. What about a guy like Kendall Wright? He’s smaller, but quick and shifty…caught 94 passes a few years ago. Could also play slot with Humpries! Probably cost half of what Pryor gets! Invest the rest in our own guys, or sign Nick Mangold.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    All I know if the WR spot is the spot that suffers the most injuries on this team. We would be wise to sign multiple good ones.

  32. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Bonzai….I thought about that too, I’d just worry that he would have to be very clear on his role at this point in his career. Don’t need anybody with ulterior motives getting into Jameis’s head! We are in a 2-3 year Super Bowl window and team chemistry will be important….but I don’t think you are crazy!

  33. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Sweet damn some of Y’all are killing my high. Sign him!!!…. Then go all in with the big homie NOS BOS AND GO ALL IN WITH Cook lol

  34. Pepsi Says:

    Personally I think Pyror would have been a better #2 for us than Desean Jackson. 6’4″ 220 4.4 forty, at 27 years old, got 1000 yards in his first year at receiver with the Browns of all teams. This is a stud weapon. but Pyror wouldnt be pushing Desean Jackson off the field here. So I doubt hes weighing his options and chooses Bucs when hed be the third guy here. Not happening Joes. Start talking about Kendal Wright instead, or Patterson for his return ability, or Dontrelle Inman as a low cost high potential possession WR. Theres plenty of other guys out there that make more sense.

  35. rhenry Says:

    How about this lineup? Mike Evans, D. Jackson, V. Jackson in the slot and Humphries. Oh, and lets not forget Brate and possibly O.J. Howard.

  36. Joeypoppems Says:


    Mike Garofolo reported on NFL Network earlier this week that Cleveland offered him $12 million per year and Pryor wanted $14-$15 million per year.

  37. Joeypoppems Says:

    And if we sign another WR I would hope it is a depth move. Dontrelle Inman is a good idea, Pepsi.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joeypoppems, then no, I would not sign him.

    My guess is no one else would either, so he will try to go back to the Browns. But they replaced him, so that bridge may be burned. So maybe he will come down a bit.

  39. d-roca Says:

    You didnt outcoach yourself this time. Jackson is not a slot receiver, never will be. 4, yes 4 of his 56 catches last year were inside the hash marks. He’s not going over the middle, nor will he have to. He’s about big plays.
    Steve from oregon
    I kinda like the patterson idea, unless they are already focusing on McCaffrey.
    Go bucs

  40. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I don’t get the “Koetter prefers 4 WR sets” comment. Koetter has always seemed to be an evolving coordinator who tailors things to the personnel.

    He ran different offenses at every team based on personnel groups.

    If we draft OJ Howard you can bet Koetter will be all about 2 TE sets. Based on recent commentary that seems to be a focus moreso than 4 WR sets which I’ve never read a quote about in the last few years that would make sense of that.

    Why would Jason Light do such a long explanation on the value of an in-blocking TE; and explain that adding a guy like that would not be a knock on Brate; if not for any other reason than to prepare the fans for the possibility of adding another TE?

  41. BucSpain Says:

    Draft Cooper Kupp in the second round. Yeah yeah my grandma runs a faster 40 but the kid can play.

  42. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    At this point, Pryor would be too much…

    We just need a game-changing RB and TE and we’re one of the best offenses in the league.

  43. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’d be fine if we go all offense in this draft honestly and let the defense play out so we can see where we need obvious starters (SS is really the only obvious hole right now and could be filled if we sign McDougald / Wilcox. No they are not above average starters and maybe not average; but we have enough talent on D to make it work imo). Do this and we can go all defense in 2018 if we want (and maybe go OT in what will be a better OT draft):

    R1-OJ Howard TE or Dalvin Cook RB
    R2-Pat Elflied – C
    R3-Chris Godwin – WR
    R4-Marlon Mack if we went Howard R1; or Jake Butt/Jeremy Sprinkle if we went Cook R1
    R5-Shelton Gibson WR
    R6-Jeremy Stevenson FB
    R7-BPA whatever

    WR5/punt & kick returner – Shelton Gibson

    RB1-Dalvin Cook/Marlon Mack
    RB2-Jaquis Rodgers
    RB3-Charles Sims

    In line 3 down TE – OJ Howard
    receiving TE – Cameron Brate

    LT-Donavon Smith
    LG-Kevin Pamphile/JR Sweezy
    C-Elfied/Evan Smith
    RG-ALi Marpet/JR Sweezy
    RT-Demar Dotson/Caleb Benecoch

    That covers everything you can basically do on offense lol

  44. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    With the rest of the NFC South loading up
    A lineup with Pryor would tip the scales.

    Mike Evans
    DeSean Jackson
    Terrelle Pryor

  45. DoNUTS Says:

    C Patterson is a better fit for the Bucs needs.

    Pryor has been in the league and had an average year at WR in his second year at position. 2 years ago, this guy could not even run a route correctly so he never saw the field. He is still a project.

  46. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Tmax I would share something my partner showed me about Dalvin and our brass but I’ma save it for later.

  47. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    But for those of you that frequent Facebook which I don’t you might be able to find it.. OJ Howard Christian Mcacaffery. Yea right.

  48. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Where them bets at man..

  49. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’m certainly not in favor of moving Marpet to the other side. He’s excelling where he is. Why mess that up? Better to put Sweezy opposite, sine he is ‘learning’ anyway.

  50. macabee Says:

    For the right money, adding Pryor could work. Look at it this way. Pryor replaces Vincent Jackson, Desean Jackson replaces early round WR draft pick. Keep Hump and get rid of the other 12 (pun) never gonna make it WRs on the roster. Get 4th round Development WR like Josh Reynolds/TA&M. Set for next 3 or 4 years. lol.

  51. Joe Says:

    We just need a game-changing RB and TE

    When exactly did a TE who led NFL in TDs ever become a liability? 🙁

  52. USFBUC Says:

    What did you find NosBos?

  53. USFBUC Says:

    Honestly if we can get Pryor at a good price we should. He would be in the slot though.

  54. Jeagan1999 Says:

    If we are in the market for more depth at WR….which we should be….check this out.

  55. Duke Says:

    “Fact of the matter is He’s injury prone”

    Matter of fact, He’s not. The numbers don’t show He is any more prone to injuries than anyone else with a comparable sample size. Actually, the numbers indicate He’s above the mean.

    I’m sure you have a basis for your comment. You make such a blanket comment. What is that you’re looking at that leads you believe it.

  56. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    You know it would make sense to sign him. DeSean is a short term answer and probably wont be here past 2018 per Ira (and I agree with him). Two years would give time for Pryor to develop into a 1b receiver and would mean there is no need to use a draft pick on a receiver. I would take Cook or McCaffrey in the first, a RT in the 2nd and BPA after that. If they did that, oh my god would that be one dangerous offense.

  57. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:


    I know you heard Licht talking about TE’s recently.

    We need the Alpha-1 TE (or whatever he called it) to go along with Brate.

    The guy who can be a force in the running game as well as the passing game.

  58. DoNUTS Says:

    Based on our FA moves, I am warming to idea of Cook being a Buc but only if McCaffery is gone before 19.

    The other thing I believe is that Licht is calculating the post preseason release of some experienced DEF players for depth. I would imagine Coach Smith has a few ideas on who to target. Butler in NE seems to be on his was out; not sure a good fit unless Grimes is gone.

  59. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Case closed.. Redskins just got him..

  60. Buc2015 Says:

    Pryor, 1 year $8M to the Redskins per Rapaport

  61. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    That sucks, if He was that cheap we should have grabbed him.

    Oh well. Donta Hightower is still Available. I would be pretty pleased to bring him in as Daryl Smiths replacement. That guys presence and leadership would be invaluable to our young ballers on Defense.

  62. ARGH_M8E Says:

    ^Hightower would b nice

  63. SoCalBucFan Says:

    At 19 they are interested in either of the two top TE,DT from Florida or Williams/Ross.RB can wait to later.

  64. gotbbucs Says:

    In other news, according to Joe and many Bucs fans, 31 franchises missed out on the deal of the century for Pryor. If everybody wanted him so bad, why did he have to sign a one year prove it deal?

  65. PleadingBuc Says:

    Make a modest run at the guy. Bring him to town. Have him meet JW and Cutter. Sell him on winning, and location. Draft Mccaffrey and a 2nd tight end. Now we are protected against injury on offense.

  66. Afrobuc Says:

    Redskins sign Pryor for one year $8 million.

  67. NFLNut Says:

    Pryor at 1 year for just $8mil … wow … the Rams and 49ers should have been all over that you’d think … my guess is there must have been LEGIT concern that he is a team cancer as why else would Browns fail to give up a mere $8mil for 1 year to a still young receiver … if that is the case I’m glad he isn’t in Tampa …

  68. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    We definitely should have taken a flyer on a one year deal up to 10 mil.

  69. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    When he gets reinstated the guy we need to sign is Josh Gordon. We need a #2 WR to compliment Evans. DJax will be way more productive coming out of the slot. Gordon will be cheap and is a proven player. Who seems to finally have his demons at bay and would make one hell of a target for #3.

  70. cmurda Says:

    Pryor isn’t the only player that has overvalued his services. All of the predictions for contracts were over-inflated. Just because the cap rises doesn’t mean ownership is going to piss money away as if they are intoxicated on spreading love. Glennon’s contract was just flat out stupid. Idiot Bears. No surprise. other than that, the contracts are in line with normal expectations. Licht did a great job on my brother DeSean Jackson’s contract. It’s fair for both sides and sensible. Oh, did I mention that we landed DeSean Jackson.

  71. macabee Says:

    Rosenhaus screwed this one up. Oh well!

    Jason La Canfora‏Verified account @JasonLaCanfora 11m11 minutes ago
    Terrelle Pryor’s 1 year deal is really only a $6M commitment. The other $2M are available via incentives. $3M signing bonus

  72. R.O. Says:

    I’ll put cash on the table we don’t draft 2 WRs this year..

  73. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    U continuously say rediculous things. Malcom butler is NOT going to get cut. Ur high.
    Plus u still don’t know what the Manchester United reference is!!!!!!