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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (24) / DAL
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Dez Bryant (Achilles) is expected to be sidelined eight months.
It gives Bryant a chance to be ready for the start of next year's training camp. Given his advanced age, he could easily be sidelined into the regular season. Bryant is going to struggle for free agent interest. Sat, Nov 10, 2018 02:14:00 PM

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The MMQB's Albert Breer confirms Dez Bryant suffered a torn Achilles at Friday's practice.

He's done for the year. Getting injured this late means Bryant is in danger of missing the start of 2019. It's a potential career ender for Dez after going unsigned until Week 10. The Saints visited with multiple receivers last week and may look to bring in another veteran behind Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith.
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 05:10:00 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Dez Bryant left Friday's practice with what the Saints fear is a torn Achilles.

He's getting an MRI as we speak. This would be an absolutely devastating turn of events for Dez, who ended his nearly seven-month unemployment Wednesday by signing a one-year deal with New Orleans. Bryant wasn't expected to play this week anyway but now he could be lost for the season. With Bryant now likely to join Ted Ginn (knee) and Cameron Meredith (knee) on injured reserve, more will be asked of rookie deep threat Tre'Quan Smith down the stretch while Michael Thomas will continue to be a target hog for the 7-1 Saints.
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 04:04:00 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Dez Bryant is not expected to play against the Bengals in Week 10.

Dez only got in two practices this week after signing on Wednesday and the Saints are asking him to lose at least five pounds while he works back into playing shape. With Bryant unlikely to debut, expect Tre'Quan Smith to work in two-wide sets opposite Michael Thomas Sunday at Cincinnati.
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 01:29:00 PM

Saints signed WR Dez Bryant to a one-year contract.

Bryant showed enough in a Tuesday workout to land the deal. With Ted Ginn on IR, the Saints haven't been getting much production behind Michael Thomas. Bryant's signing is a hit to rookie Tre'Quan Smith's target share. It may be a stretch for Bryant to play Sunday after sitting out nine weeks, but there's potential for a second half impact in a Drew Brees offense. Bryant has rest-of-season WR3 upside.
Wed, Nov 7, 2018 11:39:00 AM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Saints and free agent Dez Bryant are "in negotiations" on a contract.

Per Pelissero, "all signs are pointing that way" regarding the two sides reaching an agreement, even though Bryant left New Orleans already. Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken also worked out for the Saints, but neither is expected to get the job. Bryant would simply be a member of the supporting cast for Drew Brees. If signed, he would be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3.
Tue, Nov 6, 2018 09:06:00 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports free agent Dez Bryant will work out for the Saints on Tuesday.

The Saints already have Michael Thomas and impressive rookie Tre'Quan Smith at receiver, but they run a ton of three- and four-wide sets, and Austin Carr has offered very little as the No. 3 receiver. Cameron Meredith has also struggled to get on the field in New Orleans. Bryant will be joined on Tuesday by a host of other receivers, so there's obviously no guaranteed he gets a job.
Mon, Nov 5, 2018 08:13:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there's no interest in bringing back free agent Dez Bryant.

"Trust me, if it were in our best interest, his and ours, then he would be on the field for the Cowboys," Jones said in an appearance on 105.3 The Fan. Bryant tweeted his preference is to re-sign with Dallas, but the feeling isn't mutual. After turning down offers from Baltimore and Cleveland, teams aren't convinced Bryant is committed to playing this year. It may take an injury before Dez rumors start to resurface.
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 03:07:00 PM

When asked on Twitter when he's signing with "someone", free agent Dez Bryant responded "soon."

"Someone" actually needs to be quoted since it's unlikely Bryant signs with an actual team "soon." Bryant's best bet at employment was Cleveland following Josh Gordon's departure, but ESPN's Josina Anderson recently reported the Browns are "still not certain" he wants to play football. It could be a while before Bryant is playing football again.
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 12:57:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Browns are "still not certain [free agent Dez Bryant] wants to play football."

Bryant to the Browns should once again be a hot topic with Cleveland deciding to move on from Josh Gordon, but Anderson's report suggests the Browns are not actively pursuing the former Cowboy. For what it is worth, Anderson was also told, presumably by someone close to the receiver, Bryant wants to play football and "actually loves [GM John Dorsey], [coach Hue Jackson], and the team in general." It is unlikely this is the last we hear of a possible Bryant, Browns connection.
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 08:28:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports the Browns will check back in with free agent Dez Bryant following Week 1.

Veteran salaries guarantee Week 1, so the Browns would have to pay Bryant his full salary no matter what if he was on the roster then. Signing him after the opener removes some of that risk, which might make it easier to find a deal. With Josh Gordon back in the fold, the Browns do not have a pressing need a receiver.
Thu, Sep 6, 2018 08:47:00 AM

Free agent Dez Bryant tweeted he "will play ball this year."

He added it "just might be a lil bit later in the year." Reportedly offered less than $5 million by the Browns, Bryant is clearly unhappy with his market, writing he "gave to[o] much love and not received at least half back." Perhaps he will be someone to target on the waiver wire later this season, but Bryant is not worth drafting in most formats.
Tue, Aug 28, 2018 09:34:00 AM

ProFootballTalk reports the Browns offered free agent Dez Bryant less than $5 million on a one-year deal.

It obviously wasn't enough to get a deal done. Bryant is reportedly waiting for a better fit and could remain unsigned going into the regular season. The Browns have moved on from Bryant with Josh Gordon back.
Fri, Aug 24, 2018 07:23:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns aren't expected to sign free agent Dez Bryant.

Bryant talks are on the back burner after Josh Gordon reported to training camp. The sides were reportedly never close to a deal. With 19 days until Week 1, Bryant is running out of time to sign.
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 05:14:00 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said Josh Gordon returning doesn't take the Browns off the possibility of signing free agent Dez Bryant.

Bryant left his Browns visit without a contract. Cleveland may not have ruled out signing him, but there isn't a need for Bryant behind Gordon, Jarvis Landry, and Antonio Callaway. Bryant may look for a better fit elsewhere.
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 03:21:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Taysom Hill
RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
3Dwayne Washington
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Austin Carr
3Cameron Meredith
WR31Keith Kirkwood
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Dan Arnold
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Andrus Peat
2Will Clapp
C1Max Unger
2Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Cornelius Lucas
3Michael Ola
K1Wil Lutz