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Terrelle Pryor makes Browns 53-man roster as wide receiver

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In one of the more seemingly improbably stories, Raiders former draft pick quarterback Terrelle Pryor has made the Browns' initial 53-man roster as a wide receiver and emergency quarterback

Four years after the Raiders chose him with in the third round of the supplemental draft, Pryor finally figured out he will never be an NFL quarterback. After he had been released by his fourth team in less than a year, he finally decided he would give wide receiver a shot.

While Pryor's quarterbacking skills had been in serious doubt from the moment he stepped into Raiders training camp, one thing no one has ever doubted was how great of an athlete he is. His biggest play as a pro was one in which he ran for a 93-yard touchdown. The question now is if he can catch the ball, being that he has never played wide receiver in his football life, going back to high school.

Plenty of former quarterbacks have made the QB to WR transition, but they usually make that decision between college and the pros, not heading into what would be the fifth year of his NFL career.

The 25-year-old Pryor spent the first three years of his career in Oakland, starting nine games in 2013. Following that season, they traded him to the Seahawks for a late seventh round pick. He didn't make the Seahawks regular season roster and spent the 2014 season out of football.

Last January, the Chiefs signed him to a contract and released him before OTA's. In May he signed with the Bengals, spent OTA's and minicamp with the team, and was waived in mid-June. The Browns claimed the former Ohio State star off waivers to see if he could make the transition.

So far, so good, it would appear as he has made the roster. Many Raiders fans are left wondering why he couldn't have made this switch with the Raiders. Why he let his time in Oakland end with a rocky separation accusing the team of trying to sabotage him.

As we all know, these 53-man rosters are rarely final at the deadline. Should Pryor remain on the roster come the regular season, he would face the Raiders in Cleveland in week three.