Saints sign free agent Dez Bryant

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent Dez Bryant. He agrees to a deal with the franchise after working out with the team on Tuesday.

Bryant will officially sign a one-year deal with the team on Thursday.

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant runs with the ball after making a reception against the Philadelphia Eagles

Dez Bryant runs with the ball after making a reception against the Philadelphia Eagles (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, he initially worked out with fellow free agents Brandon Marshall, who was recently released by the Seattle Seahawks, and Kamar Aiken, who last played with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Saints then had a one-on-one workout with Bryant after the trio worked out together.

The 29-year-old Hollywood, Florida native appeared in five games with the Eagles, including one start. He had six receptions for 53 yards.

The 34-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native made six starts, including two starts with the Seahawks. He had 11 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown.

The 30-year-old Lufkin, Texas native — who just turned 30-years-old on November 4th — last played with the Dallas Cowboys last season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bryant wanted to a “prove-it” deal before hitting the free agent market once again. He also gets to play for a contender, who has one of the best records in the NFL.

He will wear No. 88 for the Saints. In addition, He will be returning to AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, November 29th against his former employer, the Dallas Cowboys.

In his eight-year career with the Cowboys, he made 113 appearance, including 99 starts. He had 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns.

Bryant is the fifth all-time leading receiver for the Cowboys. He only trails Jason Witten, Michael Irvin, Tony Hill, and Drew Pearson.
 

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