Pryor, 26, was a QB at Ohio State and was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft by the Oakland Raiders. In 15 career games at QB he threw nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a QB rating of 69.3.
After parting ways with Oakland, he has spent time with Kansas City, Seattle, Cincinatti and Cleveland in an attempt to revive his career as a WR.
Pryor has one career catch for 22-yards in 2012 with Oakland.
UPDATE: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that the workout is set for "next week." (Rapoport, Sept. 16)
Bent, theJetsBlog.com: This is not as crazy as it sounds. Pryor did play wide receiver in preseason with the Browns and apparently had a pretty good camp in that role. He was still on their 53-man roster until right before the season started. If the Jets did decide to sign him, that could also give Chan Gailey the option to incorporate some special package plays into the offensive gameplan. It would also provide the Jets with an emergency alternative at quarterback should Bryce Petty be called into action only to either get hurt or completely crumble under pressure. If he signs, it would certainly be interesting to see how they would make room on the roster.
This looks like a fairly standard emergency list update on Pryor. Up until now Pryor was under contract as a 6'4" 225 pound hopeful quarterback with 4.4 timed forty speed, but changing to wide receiver opens up the possibilities of the role he could play on a team like the Jets. If the Jets were to bring him in, he'd be the closest replica the team of an "offensive weapon" that the team has had since Brad Smith took a contract with the Bills back in 2011.