The former Dallas Cowboys tight end predicted former teammate and now unemployed receiver Dez Bryant would sign with the Packers, calling Green Bay a "great fit" for the Cowboys' all-time leader in touchdown catches, but the team isn't expected to pursue him, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
In a response from Bryant, he said he remains very appreciative of the offer from Baltimore before going on to question what he pictures as the media's motivation to continue to place his character in a negative light. "He's motivated and I think he's going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers", Witten told The Adam Schefter Podcast. The Packers need someone opposite Davante Adams on the outside, and Bryant's skill set would fit well in the old Jordy Nelson role.
"I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other receiver in the NFL", Witten added.
"I don't have any insight on that". "And that's what's so unique about being a starting receiver in the National Football League - his growth with Dak the last couple years was off the charts".
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This is good news for the Vikings, who won't have to go against Bryant twice a season, unless he signs with the Bears or Lions, which seems unlikely. The Packers need somebody who can stretch the field vertically, and Bryant is not that kind of receiver at this point in his career, which is why Dallas got rid of him, according to a team executive.
Another important thing to note is the fact the Cowboys released Bryant. Graham is a red zone threat who can highpoint the football.
New Orleans would be fun to see, too.
Both teams can handle an explosive veteran presence like Dez, so it's not implausible that they end up securing the services of the star receiver.