Dez Bryant is returning to the NFL -- with the New Orleans Saints.Our best guess is Meredith isn't all the way back from the injury that kept him out all of last year and made him something of a gamble for the Saints to sign in the first place. (Meredith missed practice today, in fact.) Now they've had to go and take another gamble on another injured and possibly washed up receiver just to cover up for that. Oh Dez is also fat.
After working out for the team Tuesday, the free-agent Bryant agreed to a one-year deal with New Orleans, which sits atop the NFC South and is arguably the best team in the league at 7-1, the Saints announced Wednesday.
The interest in Bryant, 30, comes at a time when New Orleans is struggling to get production out of its receivers not named Michael Thomas. Ted Ginn Jr. is on injured reserve with a knee injury, and Cam Meredith, who was signed this offseason, hasn't played more than 26 percent of the snaps the last three weeks. He has nine catches for 114 yards with one touchdown.
The #Saints would like to see Dez Bryant get down about 5 more lbs but liked what they saw at workout. He’s been training w WR coach David Robinson working on his hip flexibility, foot quickness in short area spaces, intermediate route running and attacking routes harder pic.twitter.com/Ml7fm8HPpy— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 7, 2018
Hope it works out.