The Cleveland Browns claimed Terrelle Pryor off waivers as a wide receiver on Monday.
Pryor, 26, was released by the Cincinnati Bengals at the end of last week’s minicamp. The Bengals signed him five weeks earlier to see if he could push A.J. McCarron and Josh Johnson for the backup quarterback role behind Andy Dalton.
In Cleveland, Pryor will be reunited with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, his quarterbacks coach with the Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders selected Pryor, a former Ohio State star, in the third round of the 2011 NFL supplemental draft. He appeared in 15 games for the Raiders over the next three seasons, including 11 in 2013. For his career, he has completed 56.3% of his passes for 1,953 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has also rushed 93 times for 627 yards and three touchdowns.
The Raiders traded Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in April 2014. The Seahawks released him during their final roster cuts that same month.
Pryor signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs this January, but was released in May.
Defensive back Landon Feichter was waived to make room for Pryor on the Browns’ roster.
- Mike Fiammetta