The Cleveland Browns are willing to risk losing Terrelle Pryor in free agency.

The club is unlikely to use the franchise tag on Pryor. This season placing the tag on a wide receiver will eat up 9.39% of the salary cap. That's expected to be north of $15 million for the 2017 season.

Pryor, a former quarterback, caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in his first full season as a receiver.