Buffalo Bills make it official and sign Terrelle Pryor

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t gotten much production out of the wide receivers this season which had led to the team signing Terrelle Pryor.

The Buffalo Bills don’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver.

Technically, Kelvin Benjamin owns that role if one simply goes off the depth chart. But he has not done enough to prove that he is someone to build around at the position.

The trade deadline came and went and the Bills didn’t make a move. However, the team did sign Terrelle Pryor to a deal that will essentially see him get an audition with the Bills for the remainder of the season. If he does well, it could mean he is in Buffalo for years to come.

The crazy thing about this signing is that if both Josh Allen and Derek Anderson are in sweatpants on Sunday, Pryor could be the backup quarterback. And if Nathan Peterman starts to be his normal self, things could get wild against the Chicago Bears.

The problem is that Pryor would not know the playbook well enough to play quarterback. Hopefully Peterman can hold his own.

Pryor comes to the Bills after opening the season with the New York Jets. He was cut after suffering a minor injury and it was clear the team wanted to move on in general.

He joins a Bills receiving corps that has been atrocious all season, but some of that can be chalked up to bad quarterback play and a weak offensive line. But I won’t let the receivers off the hook entirely as getting open has been a struggle all season. And as we saw Monday night, pushing off seems to be a theme.

This wasn’t the big splash some may have been hoping for but there is only so much a 2-6 team can do at this point in the season. The Bills were in Monday night’s game until late when it became clear that they just didn’t have the talent on offense to get the upset.

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Maybe Pryor can provide some sort of spark to a group that has a combined 11 points in the past two weeks.