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The Jaguars claimed safety Calvin Pryor off waivers Friday, following his release by the Browns earlier this week.
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The Jets, who selected Pryor 18th overall out of Louisville in the 2014 NFL Draft, traded him to the Browns this summer. But his time in Cleveland didn’t last long due to an altercation before practice Thursday. Pryor was immediately cut.
Jacksonville announced its move to claim Pryor on Friday, along with the signing of offensive lineman Josh Walker.
Pryor has largely been a bust in the NFL, though he has recorded at least 60 tackles in each of his first three seasons. With just two interceptions in three years, Pryor has not been the playmaker New York wanted.
With the regular season starting this weekend, Pryor will have to prove a lot in a hurry to remain on the active roster. He will likely be battling Peyton Thompson for the backup free safety spot behind Tashaun Gipson.
Jaguars defense: They matched the Rams’ 29 fantasy points for the week’s lead, mostly due to racking up the points in the first half while the Houston Texans had Tom Savage under center. In the eight quarters that Savage played in the Texans’ past four regular-season games, their opponents scored 54 fantasy points on defense. Deshaun Watson should give the Texans more of a fighting chance, however.
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: Thirteen touches? Thirteen?! That was the second-lowest total of his 48-game NFL career, trailing only the 12 he had before he tore the MCL in his right knee in 2015 Week 8 — and even in that game, he scored more PPR (7.8) and non-PPR (5.8) fantasy points than he did on Sunday (7.7 and 4.7). This was an awful performance from a seemingly fully healthy player facing what was supposedly a standout matchup, which is sure to raise questions throughout the week about his holdout that lasted the entire preseason. (Hint: Don’t sweat it. He’s still an excellent player and this was just one bad game.)