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The Terrelle Pryor Project is Paying off for the Cleveland Browns

Terrelle Pryor got six snaps at quarterback in the first quarter Sunday for the Browns. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

The Cleveland Browns took a low risk investment on Terrelle Pryor in transitioning him from a quarterback into wide receiver. Pryor has the size and speed to develop into a quality receiver and this potential is clearly showing after the performance he had today.

Browns fans should be excited about their wide receiver group as they may have found a gem in Pryor. Pryor caught eight passes for 144 yards along with four rushes for 21 yards and a touchdown. Pryor completed three of five passes as well as an appearance at safety on a hail mary attempt by the Miami Dolphins.

Pryor did not praise himself for his performance as he believes he did not do enough as the Browns suffered its third loss of the season.

“I let my team down,” said Pryor. “I lost that focus for a second. That’s on me. I can’t let another man discourage me.”

Pryor is determined to do whatever it takes to get the Browns into the wins category.

“They got to pull me off this damn field,” said Pryor. “I love the game, man. There’s nothing else I’d rather do.”

Pryor accomplished a special feat as he was the first NFL player with at least three passing attempts, three rushing attempts and three receptions in the same game since Billy Kilmer for the San Francisco 49ers in 1964. Pryor’s 144 receiving yards were the most by a Browns player since Josh Gordon had 151 yards against the New England Patriots in 2013.

Pryor has elite athletic ability and the Browns are reaping the benefits. While it is hard to be optimistic about football in Cleveland, Pryor is a player the Browns can be excited about for years to come.

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