Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured ankle Monday and will be placed on injured reserve, coach Jay Gruden announced Monday.
Pryor turned down a four-year offer from Cleveland before free agency, then settled for Washington’s one-year deal, hoping it would lead to a bigger contract after this season.
“It’s probably not going to work out with the plan as of right now,” Pryor said Friday. “That plan isn’t working. I’ll come and compete, man, and whatever next year brings me, it brings me. As of right now, it hasn’t been working, fitting. It is what it is. I’ll try to get this thing as healthy as possible. Hopefully I’ll have good news Monday.”
Roethlisberger and the Steelers host the Titans in “Thursday Night Football,” and the 14-year veteran isn’t happy about the short week.
“Yeah, it’s miserable, it’s terrible, they need to get rid of this game I think,” Roethlisberger said of Thursday play, via 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. “Just play on Mondays and Sundays. It’s so tough on guys, you’re beat up, you’re banged up. It’s a very violent, physical game we play. … You’ve got to let your body recover a little bit.
“Even a week, you’re still not fully recovered by Sunday to Sunday, you’re still dealing with bumps and bruises and things just continue to build up throughout the season. When you go on such a short week, man, it’s just not good. I don’t know many players that like it. It’s a tough thing to do, but you know, you’ve got to do what the league says.”
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin voiced his dislike for Thursday night games last week after several Seattle players, including star cornerback Richard Sherman, were injured in a 22-16 win over the Cardinals.