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Patriots tried to trade for Browns WR Terrelle Pryor

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NESN’s Doug Kyed has the scoop on the dynamic between Pryor and the Patriots.

NESN’s Doug Kyed is coming in with the high heat as we head towards Sunday’s showdown between the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns. Apparently the Patriots tried to trade for Pryor at the beginning of the 2015 season.

“Remember when the New England Patriots were looking to trade for a big-bodied wide receiver last September?,” Kyed writes. “One of their targets was Terrelle Pryor, a source told NESN.com off the record last year. The information since has been lifted off the record. Pryor was buried on the Cleveland Browns’ depth chart at the time, and the Patriots struck up trade talks for the former college quarterback. The Browns declined the offer but, being the Browns, wound up cutting Pryor on Sept. 10. The Patriots worked out Pryor five days later.”

The Patriots ultimately passed on signing Pryor, with Pryor attributing that to a hamstring issue. Instead, New England traded for WR Keshawn Martin, who is no longer with the team.

This report from Kyed puts Sunday’s match in a whole new perspective. Hopefully Pryor doesn’t make the Patriots regret their decision any more than they already do.