Jets head coach Todd Bowles isn't too happy with WR Terrelle Pryor.
On Monday, Pryor said he broke his ankle back in May during offseason workouts with the Jets. Bowles initially came out and said that Pryor had surgery to clean some things up in his ankle that was related to his ligament injury from last season.
But the cat was let out of the bag, and Bowles doesn't think Pryor shouldn't have done so.
"Terrelle doesn't need to be descriptive," Bowles said. "I feel that he should keep his mouth shut and leave the injuires to me. I've already handled it. We had a conversation."
Last season, Pryor tore three ligaments in his ankle and foot while playing for the Redskins. He tried playing through his injury, but the eventual decision was to have season-ending surgery in November.
During the Jets' joint practice sessions with the Redskins this week, his former teammates weren't letting up on him during drills. It was capped on Tuesday with a one-on-one drill in the end zone that saw a Redskins safety strip a ball out of Pryor's hands. Another safety in DJ Swearinger Sr. started to trash-talk Pryor, and even faked a punch at the 6-foot-4 receiver, but nothing came of it.
Swearinger said the minor altercation happened because Pryor said "they can't guard me" when a mic'd-up Jay Gruden came over to catch up with his former player.
"He started the talking on the little interview that he had," Swearinger told reporters in Richmond, VA. "Just let him know that he didn't get the respect to go against a corner in one-on-ones. He went against safeties three days in a row. ...And we locked him up."
Maybe that is what brought on this comment from Pryor following practice.
"I'm ready to get the f--- out of here," Pryor told NBC Sports Washington's Rich Tandler.
Unfortunately, Pryor won't see his wish granted as the Jets play the Redskins for real on Thursday night for Week 2 of the preseason. With Pryor just returning to practice last week, he won't be playing in this game. The Jets have been limiting him to 10 team reps per practice to begin with.
But don't get it twisted. The former Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver wants to be able to see some preseason reps down the road.
"Hell yeah," Pryor said. "You always want to get out there and play and continue to work on your craft. My biggest thing last year was every time I caught a ball and I got wrapped by my ankle, re-tweaking it. Every time I took a step, it was painful. I want to make sure that in the preseason or whenever it is, if that happens I can be confident in it. That's the biggest thing. It's big that I can be able to play in a preseason game. It's huge for me.
"I have to hit a preseason game, definitely, just to get out there. I want to show the coaches, and the caoches want to see how I fit in with the team."