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Browns Waive WR/QB Pryor; Ink RB Turbin

CLEVELAND – All the hoopla about the Browns and new WR/QB Terrelle Pryor is over, as sources indicate he’s been waived – 3 days before the opener against the Jets. first reported the news, and the Akron Beacon Journal also reported the story.

Pryor was waived to make room on the 53-man roster for former Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin.

The Browns claimed Turbin off waivers Thursday.

He was let go by the Seahawks Wednesday off injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement.

Reports say that the running back still is nursing an ankle sprain and won’t be able to play for a few weeks.

Last year Turbin had 74 carries for 310 yards (4.2 average).

Pryor had a hamstring injury in camp, and despite making the roster was listed as the 4th WR on the team.

UPDATE 5:15pm – The Browns have officially announced the roster move in a press release

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns on Thursday claimed RB Robert Turbin via waivers from Seattle. To make room on the roster, the team waived WR Terrelle Pryor.

Turbin is 5-10, 222-pounds and in his fourth NFL season out of Utah State. Originally selected by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Turbin has appeared in 48 games with three starts. He has 231 career carries for 928 yards (4.0 avg.) and 43 receptions for 427 yards with two touchdowns. In college, he rushed for 3,315 yards with 40 touchdowns in 38 games. A native of Fremont, Calif., Turbin graduated from Irvington High School.

Pryor was acquired via waivers from Cincinnati on June 22.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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