49ers Now On Dez Bryant’s Radar?

Dez Bryant‘s free agency stay has surpassed the 40-day mark, and the NFC East teams he announced were at the top of his list have yet to show interest in him.

It’s possible Bryant is willing to turn his attention elsewhere now that OTAs are in full swing. The eight-year wide receiver stirred the pot a bit on Instagram recently, responding to a question (h/t NinersNation.com) about what team he now wanted to play for in 2018 with “49ers.”

Bryant quickly deleted this reply, and the 49ers have not shown any known interest in him. But this response represents the latest clue from a player whose market resides in an interesting place.

A somewhat recent report suggested teams are not eager to sign the mercurial pass-catcher, whom the Cowboys cut three years into a five-year contract. In addition to the NFC East teams, the Packers have also kept the 29-year-old target at arm’s length. The Ravens have been the only known Bryant suitor, and he turned down their offer.

As for the 49ers, they already have a veteran possession-type wideout in Pierre Garcon. And Kyle Shanahan did not mince words earlier this offseason when he discussed the team’s reluctance toward overpaying for wide receiver help. They weren’t interested in this year’s top free agents, and Bryant is much older than both Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson. San Francisco also added Dante Pettis and sixth-rounder Richie James in this year’s draft.

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15 comments on “49ers Now On Dez Bryant’s Radar?

  1. Polish Hammer

    But what happened to him only wanting to go to the NFC East? LOL!

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    • dugdog83

      Haha yah too bad the other three teams have watched him close over the years.

      Niners would be an interesting match tho.

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  2. Breezy

    He’ll never admit it, but Dez has to be kicking himself for turning down Baltimore’s offer.

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      Perhaps, perhaps not. Depends on what he ends up with and where.

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  3. terror661

    If he is willing to pay for practically nothing then what harm could it do. But really? This dude is a cancer. Not someone we want Jimmy G around.

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  4. konalawrence

    As a 49er fan, I would hate to get Bryant. More trouble than he is worth at this point. I don’t want to see him following Jimmy G down the sidelines and yelling at him.

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    • terror661

      Exactly. If he accepted a team first role, not get me the ball every snap bs. But Jimmy G makes mediocre receivers fantasy 1st round picks…. so what’s the point?

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      • slpdajab55

        Ok … slow down there speedy. Jimmy G hasn’t proven anything yet. He’s not Tom Brady or the next Tom Brady clone. He’s got a long way to go before you can make a statement like “Jimmy G makes mediocre fantasy 1st round picks “ I think when it’s all said and done you will have a decent QB in Jimmy G. But I think he will be more Andy Dalton or Alex Smith like.

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        • bravesfan88
          bravesfan88

          He’s already lightyear ahead of Dalton could ever dream of being.

          He has one of the quickest releases in the NFL, as things stand now. Also, from what he has shown, he’s a winning QB. Maybe it is a small sample size, but still, he has guided his team to win every game he’s started..That’s not nothing..Plus, he’s looked really good doing it..

          Last season, he took a one win team, that was ravaged with injuries, and he won out with them..

          He galvanizes his teammates, he’s an excellent leader, he’s a winner, he has a ridiculously quick release, he progresses quickly through his reads, and he throws his targets open…

          Yes, he still needs to work on his footwork, with his leading foot pointing towards his target, to maximize his accuracy, but he’s already working on the finer points of his craft..

          Small sample size or not, I still consider Jimmy G a top 10 QB, and I’d happily have him as my favorite team’s QB anyday!!

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