The Cincinnati Bengals will having several players in town for tryouts during this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Though, one player who will be there is someone no one will mistake for a rookie. That's former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson reports the Bengals will give Pryor a tryout during this weekend's rookie camp, and he could make the 90-man roster if he does well enough:
It’s believed that one of them will be former Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson coached Pryor when he was a rookie in Oakland in 2011, the year the Raiders took him out of Ohio State in the third round of the supplemental draft. He hasn’t played since 2013, when he went 3-6 as the starter for the Raiders with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He's 3-7 in his NFL starts and has a career passer rating of 69.3.
But the 6-6, 240-pound Pryor is just 25 and has abundant skills and indications are the Bengals are going to take a look at Pryor this weekend to see if he's worthy of signing and joining A.J. McCarron and Josh Johnson behind Andy Dalton when the veterans’ on-field practices begin the week before Memorial Day later this month.
A 2011 third-round supplemental pick by the Oakland Raiders, Pryor started nine games in 2013 before losing his job to rookie Matt McGloin. The third-year pro finished the year with 576 rushing yards but threw 11 interceptions against seven touchdowns to go with 1,780 passing yards.