By this time in the year, for the New Orleans Saints to upgrade their receiving core, it is virtually impossible besides signing a free agent. They neglected to put a waiver in for Josh Gordon when he was released from New England.
It is also looking more and more likely that free agent Antonio Brown is not going to play this season despite some of the rumors you might have heard. Dez Bryant brings a level headed and a veteran experience that Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood could use.
Him being on the waiver wire means that it is nothing more than money and a contract standing in the way of Bryant playing again for the New Orleans Saints. After his release from Dallas, the Saints were the first in line for Bryant.
There is no reason to expect this time will be any different. After all, the conditions in which he’d be brought in may actually be worse than they were last season.
The receiving core needs work and the only way to do that is to sign Bryant and officially make him a New Orleans Saint again.