Washington Redskins fans just got an apology from receiver Terrelle Pryor. On Saturday morning (Oct. 28) Pryor addressed Redskins fans through a post on his Instagram account. In that post, he noted that a lack of focus had led to his early-season struggles. This followed a Week 7 game where he got benched during the first half, with Redskins coach Jay Gruden trying to figure out a way to get Pryor back on track.

Pryor placed part of the blame on stressors in his new situation through that post. “A lot of stress brought onto myself from loss of focus on the field..not personal life but at work reasons.

Ready to be the beast I know I am. Looking forward to Sunday.[sic]” This seems to echo the thoughts of some NFL analysts, who felt that Pryor might struggle if he wasn’t the featured receiver in Washington.

Terrelle Pryor stats

In six games this season, Pryor has 18 catches for 223 yards and a touchdown. He has been targeted 33 times but has had a number of dropped balls that have hurt the Washington Redskins. Moving forward, those dropped balls could lead to Gruden playing Josh Doctson more often. Pryor and Doctson basically play the same position, which is the “X” position for the Redskins offense.

Last season, with the Cleveland Browns, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.

He had problems with drops then as well, getting targeted 140 times on an offense that continuously struggled to score points. When Pryor became a free agent during the NFL offseason, the Washington Redskins offered him a one-year, $6 million deal to give quarterback Kirk Cousins another weapon on offense.

Redskins look forward

After escaping with a Week 6 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Redskins lost to the Philadelphia Eagles (again) in Week 7. That finished a season-sweep at the hands of the Eagles, putting the Redskins in a difficult position moving forward. The team now has a 3-3 record as they prepare for a game on Sunday (Oct.

29) against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s still early in the season, but this might be a must-win game for the Redskins.

During the first three weeks of November, the Redskins’ schedule has games against the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints. In the updated NFL playoff standings, that’s three teams that currently hold a playoff spot in the NFC. The trio of teams has a combined record of 13-6 that might get even better during Week 8 NFL action. For now, the Washington Redskins and Terrelle Pryor need to worry about the Dallas Cowboys. A report by ESPN lists the Cowboys as one-and-a-half point favorites.