Packers Not Pursuing Dez Bryant

Former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten thinks the Packers would be a logical landing spot for Dez Bryant, but we shouldn’t expect to see the wide receiver land in Green Bay. At this point, the Packers are not engaged with Bryant’s camp and nothing is imminent on that front, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (video link) hears. 

Shortly after Bryant’s release from the Cowboys, league sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com that the Packers were one of four potential destinations for the veteran. Some would argue that the Packers could use more firepower in the WR department, but Packers decision makers do not agree – or, at the very least, they do not see Bryant as a fit at this time.

Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens earlier this offseason, a proposal that would have paid him roughly $21MM over three years. Bryant turned down Baltimore as his preference is to play on a one-year deal and cash in next year. Given the lack of league-wide interest in Bryant at this time, he may already be regretting that decision. Since then, the Ravens have moved on by signing restricted free agent Willie Snead.

Bryant’s lack of production in 2017 is obviously at the root of his employment problems, but one has to imagine his perceived attitude issues are also a factor.

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11 comments on “Packers Not Pursuing Dez Bryant

  1. Hannibal8us

    As a fan of an opposing team in their division I thank the Packers for continuing to waste the career of a HOF QB by refusing to spend.

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    • 11Bravo

      That’s alright, Rodgers is still going to make your team his beeotch.

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      • Hannibal8us

        Hasn’t done that recently, mostly because besides Rodgers the Pack are as bad as the Bears.

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    • twentyforty

      You’re as ignorant as the print media if you think the Packers haven’t spent. Additionally, you’re even more foolish for equating success with Super Bowls only.

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      • Hannibal8us

        I think if you asked literally anyone in football how valuable wins or stats are if you don’t win it all they’ll say they’re near meaningless. Again I said this as a fan of an opposing team, thank you Packers for doing as little as possible to put threats around your stud QB, makes beating them these last few years all the easier.

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      • Phattey

        The packers are notorious for not spending bro what are you even talking about .. other than jimmy graham and the bust that was Bennett name some other high profile players the packers have spent big on in free agency

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  2. afsooner02

    As a packer fan….no….absolute cancer. There’s a reason he is still available.

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  3. Cubbie Steve

    Headache and slipping production, it’s all about the benjamins.

    Obviously the Ravens were prepared to pay him. Question is: why didn’t they just offer him one year? The cap?

    A team like the Bills, Jets or Vikings will give him some money.

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