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The 49ers have wasted no time filling needs at cornerback and running back this offseason. Is wide receiver next?
According to Mike Silver of NFL Network that may be the case. The 49ers are reportedly one of three teams “trying to sign” former Washington wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 14, 2018
Two years ago, Pryor was considered an emerging talent at wide receiver, gaining 1,007 yards and securing four scores with the Browns in 2016. Pryor bet on himself by taking a one-year deal with Washington last offseason, and it didn’t exactly go as planned. An ankle injury limited him to just nine games in 2017, and he caught just 20 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown when he was on the field. Aside from 2016, Pryor has just 304 receiving yards since he was drafted as a quarterback out of Ohio State in 2011.
Assuming Pryor is both healthy and capable of returning to his 2016 form, he would be an ideal fit for a 49ers receiving corps that lacks a big red-zone target. At 6-foot-4, 228 lbs, Pryor is one of the most athletically gifted receivers in the league, and has the speed (4.38 40-yard dash) and size to serve both as a possession receiver and deep threat.
It is believed that the Browns are the favorites to land Pryor, however, as the player has made it known that he desires to return to Cleveland.