Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
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Saints, Dez Bryant working on contract, report says

Saints, Dez Bryant working on contract, report says

And the news of Bryant's arrival in The Big Easy was met with excitement in the Saints' locker room.

The Saints understand that they are going to need any and every edge they can get throughout the rest of the season, and Dez Bryant pushes that red zone percentage even higher in all likelihood. I'm just hoping for the best for him. In Week 13, Dez will be returning to Dallas when the Cowboys host the Saints.

After a long, drawn out season that has seen the Dallas franchise leader in career touchdown receptions flirt with several AFC teams, the free agent wide receiver has landed with an NFC foe, and one that has a serious history of giving the Cowboys headaches.

The Saints, however, kept a close eye on the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Bryant after his release.

That's a guy who's definitely sticking to his talking points. Armstead gets his money sooner, and the Saints get Bryant. Although he'll take a backseat to Thomas, there's a major opportunity due to the lack of depth at receiver on the Saints now.


Bryant retweeted a person congratulating him on landing with the Saints, who lost receiver Ted Ginn Jr. for the year. While Michael Thomas's emergence as a legitimate top-five receiver in the league has been great for the Saints, the team must be equally disappointed by the lack of production from Cameron Meredith.

Bryant, 30, previously held a featured role with the Cowboys, but that won't be the case in New Orleans. Instead, he'll give the incredibly accurate Drew Brees a huge target that will complement Thomas and keep the running game open for Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. "Anytime you can add that type of talent to your team is very important".

Bryant's return to the National Football League with the Saints means he could play against his former club in a few weeks. "It's one of those things that's a process". From the people who love this game, who've played, they can understand that about it being somewhat harder for other people to figure that out.

"I don't know how much carryover there will be from what he had in Dallas - it's probably not a lot - so that's a process". You bring him along and you want to put him in position to succeed, right? Seems like a real good opportunity for him.

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