Report: Dez Bryant Agrees To Deal With New Orelans Saints

Josh Clark
November 06, 2018 - 8:03 pm
Dez Bryant

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Following his offseason release from the Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant said it was personal and wanted to sign with a team that played his former team. .... Today, he got his wish.

According to Ian Rapoport, Bryant has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints after he went through a workout at the team's headquarters Tuesday.

Bryant will make his highly anticipated return to AT&T Stadium on Thursday Night Football on November 29th wearing the number 88. 

A short time after his release from the Cowboys, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported that Bryant would try and find a way to play against Dallas in 2018. Bryant responded to Fish's tweet by saying, "? Twice? Let's see." Hinting at his desire to sign with a NFC East foe. That won't happen here but Bryant gets his homecoming and gets a chance to play for a contender. 

The Saints have been looking for someone to step up outside of Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith at the receiver position. Bryant does just that and provides Drew Brees with another weapon that can go up and grab a football just as Marques Colston did for him in the past. 

Over the course of the last several months, Bryant has called out his former Cowboys teammates, coaches and front office members on social media, blaming them for his release from the team, while praising owner Jerry Jones. He has flirted with the Cleveland Browns and turned down an offer from the Baltimore Ravens while he determined what his future was in the NFL. 

Bryant, selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft, amassed 531 catches for 7,459 yards in his eight-year career with the Cowboys. He had 838 yards receiving on 69 receptions in his final season with the Cowboys. 

The Lufkin native is the club's all-time leader in touchdown receptions (73).