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Browns Tried To Trade For Terrelle Pryor

Washington said no.

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And here we thought the trade deadline was done supplying drama. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns unsuccessfully attempted to trade for receiver Terrelle Pryor, but Washington wasn’t interested in giving up on Pryor just yet. Browns fans may recall that Pryor left a multi-year contract with Cleveland on the table to play on a one year deal in Washington, hoping to raise his value and cash in this off-season. So far, that strategy has backfired. Pryor has been a disappointment this season, pulling in just 20 catches for 240 yards over eight games. Of course, the Browns went on to spend that money on Kenny Britt, so there are really no winners here.

Still, it would have been interesting to see Pryor reunited with Hue Jackson, and given the state of the receiving corps he likely would have immediately stepped in as the number one option. As MKC points out, this could have been part of a massive late-season makeover for the Browns offense:

The Browns would've been looking at a receiving corps for the home stretch of Pryor, Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman -- the dream trio they were hoping to showcase last season. Instead, Pryor is faced with trying to salvage the second half of his season in Washington.

At the end of the day though, Washington decided the chance to salvage Pryor’s second half of the season was worth more than whatever the Browns were willing to offer. That said, Pryor will be a free agent at the end of the year, so it’s possible we see him in Orange and Brown again soon.