Terrelle Pryor is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
"I feel he should keep his mouth shut and leave the injuries to me," Bowles announced Tuesday, per Neil Best of Newsday.
The rebuke of Pryor came after the 6-foot-6 receiver struggled in a scrimmage against his former team, the Redskins.
One gets the sense Pryor was less than adored during his run with the 'Skins. After a promising 1,000-yard season with the Browns in 2016, he landed with a thud in Washington, catching just 20 passes last season while dealing with ligament damage in his right ankle, a setback that landed him on injured reserve in November.
Pryor revealed Monday that he underwent a pair of offseason surgeries, saying, per The Washington Post: "One was the foot, one was the ankle. I tore three ligaments in my ankle -- my foot -- and then I broke my ankle in May."
On Tuesday, Pryor was less effusive:
If healthy, he's in position to help the Jets, but Pryor is hardly the lead guy for New York. Stringing together a few big preseason performances would help -- as would staying off the head coach's radar.