Kendric Pryor shines with great one-handed catch for Cincinnati Bengals
Kendric Pryor is taking advantage of the NFL preseason as a time to shine. For an undrafted player, the preseason is usually the best opportunity to make an impression while fighting for a roster spot.
In Friday’s preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati wide receiver Pryor caught a 30-yard one-handed catch from quarterback Drew Plitt.
KENDRIC PRYOR. What a catch! @Bengals
— NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2022
The catch was originally ruled an incomplete catch, but Cincinnati’s head coach challenged the call, and it was eventually overturned. That play was among some of the top plays on Friday’s preseason games.
Outside of the one-handed reception, Pryor had a great performance, as he caught 4 receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted 7 times in the game.
So far, Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor likes what the team sees out of Pryor. What that means for the regular season remains to be seen, but it is a hot start for Pryor.
Zac Taylor on WR Kendric Pryor: "We called his number and he made all of those plays."
"Really impressive to see."
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) August 13, 2022
In his five years at Wisconsin, Pryor caught 99 receptions for 1,265 yards and 7 touchdowns as well as rushing for 490 yards and 5 five touchdowns on 40 carries.
Pryor looks to secure a roster spot for Cincinnati after the preseason and make himself a reliable player throughout his rookie NFL season.