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The Cleveland Browns claimed Terrelle Pryor off waivers on Monday.

The Cincinnati Bengals released Pryor last Thursday, and his agent said the erstwhile quarterback was willing to switch to wide receiver in an attempt to salvage his NFL career.

Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was Pryor’s position coach in Oakland, where Pryor played 15 games at quarterback from 2011 to 2013.

Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told NFL.com that Pryor had a change of heart about trying to make it at another position. When he signed with the Bengals in May, Pryor said he wouldn’t play football unless he remained at quarterback.

The Browns are Pryor’s fifth team in the past year. He was traded from Oakland to the Seattle Seahawks in April 2014, was released by the Seahawks during the preseason and was with the Kansas City Chiefs for four months earlier this year.

The Chiefs released him May 5, and the Bengals signed him May 10 after he tried out for them during their rookie minicamp.

Pryor played in 15 games (10 starts) for the Raiders over the 2011-13 seasons, including 11 games and nine starts in 2013. He has passed for 1,953 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 627 yards and three touchdowns.

While playing at Ohio State, the athletically gifted Pryor caught two touchdown passes and displayed exceptional speed.


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