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Browns cut Pryor, claim RB Turbin

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The Cleveland Browns released wide receiver Terrelle Pryor on Thursday as they claimed running back Robert Turbin off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Turbin had been the No. 2 running back during the Seahawks’ back-to-back Super Bowl seasons in 2013 and 2014. He suffered a high ankle sprain late in the preseason and was waived off injured reserve with a settlement on Wednesday. He is expected to be healthy in about a month.

He should provide depth and competition in a backfield that was thinned out by the trade of Terrance West to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Browns’ other tailbacks are Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson.

Pryor, who had been making the transition from quarterback to receiver, had made the initial cut to 53 players with the Browns.

“This will be a big mistake by them,” Pryor told Cleveland.com after learning of his release.

This is the fifth time in the past 17 months that Pryor has been released by an NFL team.

He was traded from his original team, the Oakland Raiders, to the 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 Cincinnati Bengals signed him May 10 after he tried out for them during their rookie minicamp.

The Browns claimed him off waivers from the Bengals in June.

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.


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