Saints sign Dez Bryant to bolster already great offense

Report Wide receiver Dez Bryant to sign with the Saints

Report Wide receiver Dez Bryant to sign with the Saints

After nine weeks of the National Football League season, Bryant is set to join one of the NFL's best offenses, and it's a spot which could potentially benefit his career in a big way.

Last season with Dallas, Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns.

"I don't know how much carryover there will be from what he had in Dallas - it's probably not a lot - so that's a process".

Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken.

Seeking salary cap relief, the Cowboys released Bryant after last season with two years remaining on the receiver's five-year, $70 million contract. He signed his last Cowboys contract right after that, but has not approached that level of production since - a central reason Dallas released him in April.

Pro Bowler Michael Thomas is the only Saints receiver with more than 12 catches this season.

Bryant, a former first-round pick out of Oklahoma State, has been waiting for the right deal to come up and turned down an offer prior to the season from the Cleveland Browns.

In New Orleans, Bryant will likely be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver along with promising rookie Tre'Quan Smith, who posted 11 catches for 196 yards and 3 touchdowns over the past four games after Ginn was injured.

After waiting nearly three months into the season to sign a contract, Bryant, 30, is walking into an almost flawless situation in New Orleans. The Saints are scheduled to play the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium in primetime on Thursday night, November 29th in a Week 13 matchup. "He goes up and attacks the ball better than I've seen anyone", Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot said. "Really happy for him and that opportunity", he said. "He's definitely a special player and I'm glad he got picked up and I'm glad something worked out for him".

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. I think at the start of the season, we weren't in that position, and then all of a sudden a couple of guys get nicked up and there becomes a place for him.

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