The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Sunday they signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor to a contract, concluding a weekend that began with him as a street free agent and ended with him earning a right to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this September. Kansas City release Pryor on May 5, reducing a quarterback roster that included Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray. The Bengals invited Pryor to Cincinnati for the team's rookie minicamp (May 8-10), which ended with a signed contract.
"Very excited," said Pryor via Bengals.com. "What a great opportunity to be with great coaches and a great organization that the Browns have built. I’m still young for a quarterback. All you can do is learn. Hopefully I showed the coaches I can not only be a leader, but I have the foundation to get better."
Pryor will turn 26-years-old this June, making him the second-youngest quarterback (AJ McCarron will turn 25 this September). Andy Dalton will turn 28 this October -- Josh Johnson turns 29 this week.
As for where he should be viewed on Cincinnati's depth chart, that conversation came up on Twitter.
If Pryor becomes No. 2 (not shutting that door), then McCarron would have to spectacularly fail while Pryor is nothing short of perfect.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) May 10, 2015