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Report: Terrelle Pryor to become wide receiver after being cut by Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Terrelle Pryor has declared on several occasions that he only wants to be a quarterback in the NFL, but after being waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, the veteran may be changing his tune.

Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor's agent, told ProFootballTalk that he has informed teams that the former Ohio State quarterback will switch to wide receiver.

Signed May 10 by the Bengals, Pryor lasted one month with the team before being waived. With Pryor gone, the Bengals seem content sticking with the trio of Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron and Josh Johnson at quarterback.

When he signed, Pryor vowed to make the team as a quarterback, and nothing else.

"If I can't play quarterback, I can't play football -- I'm pretty much done," the big-armed, mobile player said.

Pryor had hoped he could stick with the Bengals as a backup after spending the past two years pingponging across the country.

Since 2013, Pryor has played for Kansas City, Seattle and Oakland, the team that selected in him in the 2011 supplemental draft. Hue Jackson, currently the Bengals' offensive coordinator, was the Raiders' head coach that year. When he contacted Pryor about trying out with the Bengals last month, Jackson hoped he might have an opportunity to give his current quarterbacks a little jolt.

"He can still run, but again, I don't want to get my hopes up about anything other than watching what he does every day, and we'll take it from there," Jackson said at the time.

Information from ESPN.com's Coley Harvey contributed to this report.