Browns waive Terrelle Pryor after claiming Robert Turbin on waivers

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns waived Terrelle Pryor on Thursday, five days after it appeared the quarterback-turned-receiver had beaten the odds by making the 53-man roster.

Pryor was let go because the Browns were awarded former Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin on waivers.

Turbin is recovering from a sprained ankle and will miss a few weeks of time. He has been in the league three years and gained 928 yards on 231 carries with no touchdowns. He played behind Marshawn Lynch in his three seasons, during which he didn't miss a game.

Pryor was attempting to make the long climb in switching from quarterback to receiver. He missed most of preseason with a right hamstring injury, then played one half in the final game but did not have a pass thrown to him.

"This will be a mistake by them," Pryor told the Northeast Ohio Media Group after his release.

He had a friendlier goodbye on Twitter than he did in the Cleveland media:

Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon tweeted some words of encouragement to Pryor after the move.

Pryor worked with Gordon earlier this summer at the Randy Moss Academy as he tried to make the transition to wide receiver.

As a quarterback, Pryor had been traded by the Raiders to Seattle for a seventh-round draft pick, then released by the Seahawks and Bengals.

When Cincinnati cut him in June, he decided to move to receiver, and the Browns claimed him on waivers.

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