Pryor posted video of a play from the Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Rams on Sunday as part of the message to Davis. He admitted the hit wasn't necessarily dirty, but he requested the safety try to aim higher during similar moments in the future:
Terrelle Pryor SR @TerrellePryor
@CodyDavis rule 101 ... not a dirty play...BUT..We all want success try to hit a little higher and not take out knees in future.. thank you https://t.co/srnzHmkafg2017-9-20 03:07:15
The 28-year-old converted quarterback is playing his second full season as a wideout. He caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns last year to earn a one-year, $6 million contract from Washington during the offseason.
He dealt with a knee injury during the 2013 campaign with the Oakland Raiders but has otherwise remained durable since Oakland selected him in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft.
Pryor isn't the only receiver giving opponents advice about how to hit.
Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com passed along comments Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin made in early September about his on-field conversations with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
"He's big on don't hit him low; hit him high," Quin said. "He'll tell you on the field, like, 'Hey, bro, I'll pay your fine for you. Like, don't hit me in the legs.' He'll rather you hit him up high. Don't take his legs, because obviously you need your legs to run."
The NFL has attempted to legislate high hits out of the game, especially those against defenseless receivers, due to concerns about concussions.
Comments by Pryor and Fitzgerald show the offensive playmakers don't enjoy when defenders go low either, even though the hits may be within the rules.