Saints sign Dez Bryant to bolster already great offense


Over his career, Bryant has just one game played in the SuperDome, catching one pass for 44 yards in a 2013 blowout loss, 49-17.

Dez Bryant is back in the National Football League and with a Super Bowl contender after agreeing to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.

This is a great move for the ninth-year receiver as Bryant will not be expected to be the top target in New Orleans due to the presence of third-year wideout Michael Thomas.

Cameron Meredith hasn't been targeted in three straight games, and rookie Tre-Quan Smith has 12 catches on the season despite appearing in eight games with four starts.

The Saints understand that they are going to need any and every edge they can get throughout the rest of the season, and Dez Bryant pushes that red zone percentage even higher in all likelihood.

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Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram have the Saints' running game locked down. And they acquired cornerback Eli Apple from the Giants before the trade deadline by giving up their fourth- and seventh-round picks.

Basically, Cowherd believes New Orleans saw the success Gordon has had since joining New England and decided it was worth rolling the dice on Bryant, another polarizing ex-Pro Bowl wide receiver with both baggage and upside.

Seeking salary cap relief, the Cowboys released Bryant after last season with two years remaining on the receiver's five-year, $70 million contract. Perhaps he still has something left in the tank as he joins one of the NFL's best teams. And the Cowboys were ultimately ready to move on from what executive vice president Stephen Jones described as a "fiery" personality that could sometimes be a "distraction".

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby defended as Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant gained extra yardage, in November 2017, after catching a pass in the first half of a game in Arlington, Texas.

Bryant said in a tweet that was later deleted that he was being used as a "scapegoat" and that the team's issue was "garbage ass playcalling".