Dez Bryant signs with Saints

Annette Crawford
November 8, 2018

The Saints play the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football one week from Thanksgiving (November 29) in Dallas, where Bryant will have the chance to face off against his former team.

Dez Bryant isn't the same player he once was-the last time we saw him, he was a step slow and still struggling with drops-but that's not a problem right now.

Bryant was among several receivers to work out for the Saints on Tuesday.

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

For Bryant, the move means joining an elite quarterback in Drew Brees on a team with championship aspirations. In Week 13, Dez will be returning to Dallas when the Cowboys host the Saints.

In his eight-year career, all with the Cowboys, Bryant has amassed 7,459 yards on 531 receptions and 73 touchdowns. I look forward to building a rapport with him. The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has more touchdowns (nine) than he does against any other team in the NFL.

Bryant, who's 30 years old, maintained solid production throughout his career with the Cowboys prior to being released this offseason.

The Saints (7-1) now sit atop the NFC South and visit the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) on Sunday. At the same time, New Orleans is without deep threat Ted Ginn Jr., who is now on injured reserve and won't be eligible to return until the final few weeks of the season, if he's ready by then. Moving forward, Bryant will be a WR3/flex as he learns the Saints offense, but his value may increase.

He still must learn one of the league's most complex offenses, but with so many playmakers around him, all the Saints should require on a weekly basis the rest of the season is for Bryant to be able to beat either a team's second or third cornerback. "That has nothing to do with how the other guys are playing". "I know he'll help their team".

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