Dez Bryant to work out with receiver-thin New Orleans Saints

Dez Bryant to work out with receiver-thin New Orleans Saints

Dez Bryant to work out with receiver-thin New Orleans Saints

Earlier this year, former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant turned down a three-year, $21 million contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, and insisted he didn't regret it.

But it seems both the Saints and Bryant's camp are optimistic that the teams will work out a deal.

Bryant was part of a workout on Tuesday in New Orleans as the Saints were looking for veteran receivers.

Several members of the organization said that they wanted quarterback Dak Prescott to be able to spread the ball around.


But as the Saints set their sites on a Super Bowl run, an upgrade at receiver is a glaring need. After that there is a serious drop off and the receiving corps could use an upgrade on the outside so it is understandable why the team would be pursuing Bryant and Marshall. Running back Alvin Kamara (51 catches) and tight end Benjamin Watson (26 catches) rank second and third on the Saints.

"Bryant seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter, writing "#ThrowuptheX", his way of celebrating touchdowns, with a tweet of the news from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

But based on my tape study of Bryant's last season with the Cowboys, his decreasing catch percentages, strings of focus drops, and relative inability to beat cornerbacks in physical one-on-one matchups should be cause for concern-especially since he wasn't double-covered a lot last season.

The Saints were in the market for help at receiver after placing Ted Ginn Jr on injured reserve on October 18.

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