It’s hard for things to get worse for the 0-6 Browns, but they may have. Wideout Terrelle Pryor has a hamstring injury and isn’t practicing today.
It is fair to note that Pryor said he was actually feeling pretty good. His hamstring is just a bit sore. Rather than risk making it worse by practicing, he’ll take the day off. At this point, it doesn’t sound like anything that is going to impact his availability for the game.
The Browns certainly hope he can play, as he’s been one of the few good things to come out of a disaster of a season. He has 413 yards on 33 catches. The converted QB didn’t even know if he could make the roster as a WR, and now he’s a huge part of their production and perhaps their most valuable asset. The Browns have also used him to run and throw the ball, generating offense any way that they can.
The Browns did draft Corey Coleman this year, and he looked terrific – with two touchdowns in one game – before he got hurt. He has an incredibly bright future, especially if they can pair him and Pryor up on the outside and have two legit threats at wideout. It could have been three, but WR Josh Gordon just keeps running into issues off the field and it looks like his time with the Browns is up.
Head coach Hue Jackson didn’t say much about Pryor when asked, but he did sound vaguely optimistic, saying:
“We will see how he goes through the week. Hopefully, that’s not a big issue, but we’ll work on that.”