Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was released by the Jets Saturday after just six games in New York, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The sixth-year veteran has a tear in his groin and is expected to be out about two weeks, but the Jets released him in their search for healthy receiving options. According to Schefter, the team would be interested in bringing him back when healthy, but other teams are expected to inquire about the 29-year-old Ohio State product.
Pryor hadn’t started a game yet for New York this season but had 14 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns. He was coming off his best performance of the year, racking up 57 yards and a touchdown on five catches against Indianapolis last Sunday.
Pryor signed a one-year, $6 million deal with New York in March, seeking a fresh start after a disappointing year in Washington. Brought in to fill the void left by the departures of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, Pryor played in just nine games for the Redskins, finishing the year with 20 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown. An ankle injury ended his season in November.
Saturday’s release is another surprising development in a distinct career. After switching to receiver after a few futile years at quarterback, Pryor flashed star potential in the 2016 season, catching 77 balls for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns for Cleveland. Following the hype of that campaign, Pryor signed a one-year, prove-it deal with the Redskins, but the multiyear payday has yet to come.