New Orleans Saints Rumors: Dez Bryant to reach out to teams in next few weeks
The New Orleans Saints haven’t expressed interest in Dez Bryant, but with the veteran planning to call teams, it’ll be interesting if the Saints hear him out.
Dez Bryant was once upon a time the best receiver in the NFL. And, while many New Orleans Saints’ fans are out on him, Bryant wants another shot in the league. That said, can he play at even a portion at the level he was once at?
Last season, Bryant joined the New Orleans Saints, yet days into practice, the veteran receiver went down with a career-altering Achilles injury. Already past his prime, an Achilles injury may have ended most receivers’ careers.
Bryant wasn’t going to let that hold him down though. He’s been on the field and in the gym working to re-gain his strength. With the playoffs nearing, Bryant knows he won’t join a contender as a top threat, but he wants a chance on an elite team.
On Twitter, Dez noted that he’ll be reaching out to teams in the next few weeks.
Will the Saints pick up the phone?
They missed out on Josh Gordon after the former Patriots receiver slipped all the way down to the Seattle Seahawks on the waiver wire. Without trade deadline activity amidst rumors, Bryant could be the answer.
Securing a workout with New Orleans will be the first step. Although he was an All-Pro caliber receiver, he likely won’t be back to the receiver he once was. We don’t even know if he’ll be better than Keith Kirkwood, but at least he’s ready to be on the field.
Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016, Bryant started all 16 games of the 2017 season for Dallas. He then didn’t sign back in 2018, ended up with the Saints and was eventually injured. Now, he may have another chance with New Orleans.
Sean Payton hasn’t seemed thrilled at the opportunity of signing Dez, so we’ll see how this pans out in the next few weeks.