So, who saw that coming? In a surprise move, the Jets are set to release wide receiver Terrelle Pryor who his nursing a tear in his groin, further depleting a Jets wide receiver corps that’s without Quincy Enunwa (high ankle sprain) and had to hold Robby Anderson out of practice earlier this week with a balky hamstring.
The move was reported by NFL insider Adam Schefter who said the Jets may look to bring him back in a couple of weeks once he’s healed up, but the validity of that has to be called in to question based on the fact that the Jets let Pryor go in the first place.
While in the midst of developing a young quarterback, why release a receiver with whom he is building some rapport and has big play ability? The team won’t say so publicly, and this is pure speculation, but something is rotten in Denmark.
Considering the fact that cornerback Juston Burris has been a healthy scratch several times this season and running back Trenton Cannon could probably clear waivers and land on the practice squad, cutting ties with Pryor doesn’t really add up.
With Pryor gone, look for the Jets to add Deontay Burnett to the active roster, a move we suggested earlier this week when it was reported that Robby Anderson was dealing with his hamstring issue.
The Jets could also opt to add veteran receiver Rishard Matthews who worked out for the team earlier this week after being released by the Tennessee Titans.
As far as the reasoning behind Pryor’s release, don’t be surprised if we find out there was more to it than just his injury in the coming weeks.