Leading up to Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he needed to better incorporate wide receiver Josh Doctson into the offense. Through five games, the Redskins’ 2016 first-round pick appeared on just 37 percent of Washington’s offensive snaps. Gruden, however, didn’t tell reporters that Doctson’s increased role was going to come at the expense of playing time for Terrelle Pryor. Pryor finished with just two catches for 14 yards in the Redskins’ 34-24 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Doctson started in place of Pryor, who sat out for most of the first half and rarely saw the field. “It’s coach’s call,” Pryor said. “I don’t have much say in it.” The Redskins are a long way from training camp in Richmond when quarterback Kirk Cousins seemingly connected with Pryor at will. Pryor gambled on himself in the offseason, signing a one-year, $6 million “prove-it” deal to be the Redskins’ No. 1 receiver. Washington was confident Pryor could fill the production of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who each signed elsewhere in free agency. Pryor, after a 1,000-yard plus season with the Cleveland Browns, thought he could boost his value even further. The season has been a different story. Pryor has just 16 catches for 209 yards and one touchdown in six games.
Terrelle Pryor wants what's 'best for the team' after benching
Washington Times | Oct 24