Terrelle Pryor joining the Los Angeles Rams seemed like a long shot, but the wide receiver will join the Washington Redskins on a one-year deal.
The Los Angeles Rams entered 2017 NFL free agency with the intention of adding more weapons for Jared Goff in the passing game, and while the addition of Robert Woods could end up being a steal, this team still needs to bring on more help. After failing to sign with a team on the first day of free agency, Terrelle Pryor seemed like a long shot of landing, but it doesn’t even matter anymore since the wide receiver has already found a new home.
Pryor agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Friday to provide Kirk Cousins with a valuable weapon to work with on offense. For a team that has been dealing with a ton of negativity over the last few days, it’s good to see the Redskins finally do something positive in free agency since they were facing heavy criticism for the departures of DeSean Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Pierre Garcon (San Francisco 49ers).
Originally, Pryor seemed hopeful the Cleveland Browns would work out a long-term deal with their former wideout, but that scenario seemed to go right out the window once the team signed Kenny Britt, who spent the last three seasons with the Rams, on board. Los Angeles knew signing a wide receiver like Pryor wouldn’t come at a cheap price, but when seeing how Washington was able to land him on a one-year deal similar to Alshon Jeffery with the intention of proving himself, it’s a shame the organization didn’t push harder for the wideout.
Pryor may only have one full season of experience at wide receiver, but he certainly would have been an improvement over any current player the Rams have at the position, and made Goff a very happy camper.