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Terrelle Pryor going to give 'slash-player' a chance

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After being cut by three teams in a calendar year, Terrelle Pryor realized making an NFL roster would be near impossible if he insisted on working only as a quarterback.

Prior to being swooped up by the Cleveland Browns, Pryor relented and planned to try out as a receiver. The decision sat in stark contrast to his "If I can't play quarterback, I can't play football" comment from a month ago.

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Seeing his football future at the edge of the abyss, Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review last week, he's looking forward to showcasing his ability as a receiver.

"I'm going to give this slash-player deal a chance," Pryor said. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities."

It's interesting to note Pryor's use of "slash-player." It's not clear whether the Browns have discussed a type of role that would utilize him more than just a wideout -- perhaps occasionally putting him under center.

"The thing that helps me is that I played quarterback, and I know what the quarterback wants," Pryor said of playing receiver. "What I've got to work on is the specifics, cutting in and out of the breaks. Athletically, I believe I can do anything on the field. When I get on the field, I may not be the best, but I always feel like I am. I bring that mindset. I work my hardest to be the best I can at that position."

Pryor posted several videos on social media in the past week, including this one showing him running a route. The 26-year-old added he plans on training with Randy Moss and Steelers receiver Antonio Brown to try and pick up the nuances of the position.

Even with the Browns lack of playmaking at the receiver position, Pryor will be in a battle just to make the roster. It's never easy to switch positions at the highest level of competition, regardless of how athletic a player is. 

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