Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New Orleans Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, source says

New Orleans Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, source says

But fortunately for Bryant, patience proved to be a virtue as he's reportedly on his way to the New Orleans Saints.

Both the Associated Press and ESPN confirmed the move on Wednesday citing league sources who requested anonymity.

However, Bryant's professional reputation has been marred at times by public confrontations with coaches and teammates during games and practices. Last season, Bryant caught 69 passes, including six touchdowns, for a grand total of 838 yards and was tied for third in the league in dropped passes. He signed his last contract right after that but has not approached that level of production since - a central reason Dallas released him in April.

The Saints have been short of options at wide receiver beyond star Michael Thomas this season.

Not long after his release from Dallas, Bryant turned down a three-year contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, according to several media outlets.

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The Saints (7-1) now sit atop the NFC South and visit the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) on Sunday.

Bryant's presence in New Orleans figures to boost a passing offense that already ranks as one of the top ten best in the NFL.

Ted Ginn Jr. was originally the second option at wide receiver behind Thomas, but he was placed on injured reserve last month due to a knee injury.

As for Bryant, one thing he might want to do before his return to Dallas on November 29 is purchase a few extra jerseys, because apparently, a bunch of his old teammates are hoping to trade with him after the game.

The Saints face the Cowboys in Week 13, giving Bryant a matchup against the team that drafted him with the No. 24 pick in 2010, and the only franchise he's played for until now. Let's break down Bryant's value and that of the rest of the relevant players in the Saints' offense. "He's a guy that has shown he can go up and get the football".

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