Pryor makes Browns roster as wide receiver


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FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster. The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night, Sept. 3, 2015,  when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster. The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night, Sept. 3, 2015, when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/File)


Cleveland Browns quarterback Thad Lewis (3) avoids getting a tackle by Chicago Bears linebacker Mason Foster (53) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Thad Lewis (3) avoids getting a tackle by Chicago Bears linebacker Mason Foster (53) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


CLEVELAND — Former Ohio State and Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has made the Browns’ roster as a wide receiver despite not catching a pass during the preseason.

The 26-year-old Pryor was slowed by a hamstring injury during training camp and only made his exhibition debut Thursday in Chicago. Pryor did not have a reception, but he displayed his versatility by taking two snaps at quarterback and blocking on the punt team. The Browns see enough potential to keep him on their 53-man roster.

The team took Pryor over rookie wide receiver Vince Mayle, a fourth-round pick.

The Browns also released quarterback Thad Lewis, leaving them with just starter Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel, who has resumed throwing after being limited by a sore elbow the past few weeks. Pryor, who made 10 starts for the Raiders, could serve as Cleveland’s third quarterback.

FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster. The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night, Sept. 3, 2015, when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/File)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_105666048-df463066109c4d7c9c704f0cb09b39a2.jpgFILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster. The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night, Sept. 3, 2015, when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/File)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Thad Lewis (3) avoids getting a tackle by Chicago Bears linebacker Mason Foster (53) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_105666048-b2e7c5045e3a4c57ab59b3e412abd491.jpgCleveland Browns quarterback Thad Lewis (3) avoids getting a tackle by Chicago Bears linebacker Mason Foster (53) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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