Redskins LB issues warning to Terrelle Pryor before joint practices
If Terrelle Pryor is healthy enough to take part in joint practices with the Washington Redskins later in the offseason, the wide receiver had better keep his head on a swivel.
The New York Jets will be holding joint practices with the Redskins — Pryor’s former team — in August. According to Washington linebacker Zach Brown, Pryor did some showboating with the way he caught balls during practice last year, but the catches came when head coach Jay Gruden was not allowing full tackling. Brown told the “Inside the Locker Room” show on Team 980 recently that he and his teammates are planning to make up for lost time when they line up against Pryor again.
“That’s going to be something right there,” Brown said, as transcribed by JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. “The boys are gonna have it out for him. We can put hands on him now. … Jay ain’t here to protect you anymore.”
Pryor apparently had a habit of making one-handed grabs during practice in Washington, and his teammates didn’t like that they were unable to make him pay for showing off. Defensive back Bashaud Breeland was actually thrown out of practice at one point after he became angry that he wasn’t allowed to hit Pryor at the line of scrimmage.
“The boys were already hot for what he was doing last year,” Brown said. “Try to one-hand something while you’re with the Jets, you’re gonna catch a forearm.”
Pryor had a disappointing season with the Redskins that ended prematurely when he had to undergo ankle surgery. He has been dealing with another injury this offseason, but a bold prediction he recently made indicates he will be healthy in plenty of time for August practices. We’ll see if the coaching staffs from either team try to protect him.