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Browns extend qualifying offer to RFA Terrelle Pryor

The quarterback turned receiver is a restricted free agent, and Cleveland has the chance to match any outside offer.

Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor has seen time with several different NFL teams, but when the Cleveland Browns re-signed him during the 2015 season -- despite cutting him just after making the final 53-man roster -- they made him a restricted free agent. The team has since extended a qualifying offer to the wideout, meaning should he sign an offer sheet with another organization, the Browns can match the offer, or receive draft choice compensation equal to the player's original draft round if he leaves; in Pryor's case this would be a third round pick.

Pryor only played in three games with the Browns, recording one catch for 42 yards, in his first season at his new position. His future in Cleveland became a lot brighter when the team hired new head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson is known for preferring tall receivers, and has a history with Pryor from his time in Oakland.

He spent several years playing backup quarterback, and a short stint as starter, in a host of different cities following his time at Ohio State. After being cut by the Bengals in early 2015, he decided to move to wide receiver in order for a chance to stay in the League just a little while longer.

Pryor's future as a quarterback is all but sealed, even though he was often rumored to be a last-resort option behind Johnny Manziel during his more questionable moments. If Pryor is going to see the benefits of changing positions, his best shot is in 2016 with Jackson at the helm.