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Terrelle Pryor switching to WR after Bengals release

Terrelle Pryor has had a change of heart about a position switch.

Waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, Pryor wants to be considered as a wide receiver, agent Drew Rosenhaus told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Before latching on with the Bengals in early May, Pryor had said, "If I can't play quarterback, I can't play football."

The NFL has essentially informed him that he can't play quarterback.

The Bengals were his last shot, as offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been one of his biggest boosters. Jackson was head coach in Oakland when the Raiders selected Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.

At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds with 4.40 wheels and rare athleticism, Pryor might be more suited to the "move" tight end role rather than wide receiver.

Either way, he'll be forced to learn a new position at the highest level of football against defensive backs who have spent most of their lives mastering the nuances of their own position.

It will be an interesting experiment.

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