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Terrelle Pryor's wide receiver experiment ends in failure at Cleveland Browns

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With just three days to go until their first game of the 2015 NFL season, the Cleveland Browns have made something of a surprise decision.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the franchise are releasing quarterback-turned-receiver Terrelle Pryor to the waiver wire.

Having transitioned to the wideout position this offseason after arriving from the Cincinnati Bengals reports thus far had suggested that the 26-year-old had been impressing the Cleveland staff.


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Pryor was certainly at the bottom of the Browns' receiving corp of seven heading into the opening weekend of the season, but, having made the team despite barely playing in preseason due to a hamstring injury, many assumed Cleveland were giving the ex-QB time to impress.

Clearly though, Cleveland didn't need long to make up their mind that the receiver-experiment wasn't quite working out.

Making room

The fact that Pryor found himself the on man out on the Cleveland Browns' 53 man roster may have something to do with the team's needs at other positions.

With reports yesterday suggesting they were looking into signing former Broncos running back Montee Ball, Pryor's release today could point to Cleveland ramping up that interest.

As for Pryor, he will now begin the search for his sixth NFL franchise in just five years. Having apparently shown glimpses of promise as a wide receiver, it remains to be seen whether those who turned him down as a quarterback could find room for him.

Browns fans: Did you see this move coming, and would Bell be a good addition? Have your say in the comments below...

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