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Dez Bryant To Visit Cleveland Browns On Thursday

August 14, 2018 - 3:03 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is set to visit the Browns.

The three-time Pro Bowler was released by Dallas in April. The Browns say he will be at their training camp Thursday.

Bryant has shown interest in signing with Cleveland, and receiver Jarvis Landry said Monday the team would welcome him with "open arms."

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher spoke with Bryant last week after he announced on Twitter that he would visit Cleveland.

"I've got a plan,'' Bryant said. "I've got this. Next week I want to go visit the Browns.''

Maybe Twitter itself played a role, as earlier in the day Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey was noted on Twitter by beat writer Mary Kay Cabot that he’s called Bryant but that the star receiver "won’t return any phone calls.”

Bryant's contention is that he has indeed been in communication with the Browns. At the same time, he noted on Twitter that he is "going to play'' this season, but that it'll happen "whenever I get ready ... I’m not on anybody (else's) time.''

But the Browns do have a need. And we are halfway through NFL training camps. And Landry's fireball speech shown on the first episode of the hit HBO series “Hard Knocks” seems to have attracted Bryant, who was released by Dallas on April 13.

"Ride With Me, @DezBryant!'' Landry wrote on social media, a concept that Dez approved of via the same medium.

Bryant also noted on Twitter: "I played with a broken foot before based of emotions, trying to satisfy the fans. That didn’t work out to well for me. So this time I'm choosing to be 100 percent for sure.. I’ll take all the time I need to show who I am.''

And it looks like Thursday in Cleveland is that time.