Browns Want To Extend Pryor Or Collins Soon

This month, the Browns went from having one player who could conceivably earn the franchise tag to having two players who are worth holding on to. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has been one of the team’s few bright spots in what has been an incredibly trying season. He seemed like a shoo-in for franchise tag consideration until the pre-deadline deal for linebacker Jamie Collins. Now, the Browns are intent on locking up one of the two players before the end of the year so that they can use the franchise tag on the other player, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). Jamie Collins (vertical)

Cole’s report doesn’t come as a huge surprise. It’s only common sense that the Browns are intent on keeping both players beyond this season and they can only kick the can down the road with one of the two players. In the case of Pryor, the team has already started contract talks with his repsThe Browns have yet to discuss a new deal with Collins, but those discussions should get underway soon.

Pryor, a former quarterback at Ohio State, went from a training camp darling to a legitimate receiving weapon for the Browns this year. The Browns are still in search of their first win of the season, but they may have already found a high-speed playmaker who can provide what Josh Gordon should have brought to the table.

In Collins, the Browns have added one of the league’s very best outside linebackers. There have been rumblings about Collins’ work ethic, but he says that he is ready to bust his behind in Cleveland. He is also open to signing a long-term deal with the Browns, despite their struggles.

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3 comments on “Browns Want To Extend Pryor Or Collins Soon

  1. Long-term, I think Collins is the better choice. I’m a fan of Pryor but I’d be worried that his play is more of a result of Cleveland not having any other options moreso than him actually being that good. Unless Pryor ends up signing a team-friendly deal, I’d say give Pryor the franchise tag and see if he can display similar success next year before locking him up long term.

    • TheMichigan

      Kessler was pretty decent in his last start, what the browns need to do is to invest in a line to keep Kessler in shape and not turn into Tim Couch


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