Report: Steelers have ‘no interest’ in signing Terrelle Pryor
Despite previous reports to the contrary, the word now is the Pittsburgh Steelers have “no interest” in free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.
Gary Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was the first to report the development via Twitter, noting Pryor’s reported asking price is way too high for the Steelers.
FYI, Steelers have no interest in signing Terrelle Pryor, per team source. Not at $10 million-plus.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 7, 2017
Dulac’s tweet contradicts a report earlier Monday from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, who wrote that the Steelers are among the team’s in pursuit of Pryor, along with the Giants, 49ers, Titans and Eagles.
Adding credence to the rumors of the Steelers’ interest in Pryor — or perhaps the other way around — is how the wide receiver hails from Jeannette, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh. Concerning the Steelers, the fact that Pryor and Antonio Brown share the same agent in Drew Rosenhaus arguably could help along negotiations.
The Steelers obviously are loaded at the wide receiver position, with Brown and Martavis Bryant, who is expected to return after being suspended for the entire 2016 NFL season, headlining a talented receiving corps.
Pryor finally emerged as a legitimate NFL talent last season after taking a few years to find a role, putting up solid numbers on a terrible Browns team. The 27-year-old converted quarterback had 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.
Pryor recently balked at the Browns’ approach to re-signing him, reportedly stating the team hasn’t been “serious enough” in negotiations. This opinion is reasonably corroborated by comments from Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown.
After the Browns declined to place the franchise tag on Pryor, Brown stated the receiver “is a priority” but the Browns “won’t be panicked if he’s not on our roster.”
Whether or not the Steelers ultimately decide to make a run at Pryor, it certainly appears his time in Cleveland is nearing its end.