Dez Bryant Unlikely To Sign Until July

Dez Bryant likely won’t sign with a club before training camp begins in July, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. Rapoport is told the wide receiver has received plenty of interest, but he’s staying patient until he finds the right opportunity. 

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The right opportunity, for Bryant, means a winning club with the right offense that will give him a one-year prove-it deal. Bryant has been unable to find the one-year deal he is seeking after rejecting a three-year, $21MM offer from the Ravens.

Rapoport’s report indicates that there is in fact a decent market for Bryant. Previously, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter heard that many teams were unwilling to consider the veteran, even at the league’s minimum salary.

Right now, it’s hard to say where Bryant will land. He has lobbied for the 49ers to sign him, but there has been no word of interest from SF. The Bills and Packers, meanwhile, do not appear to have him on the radar, despite the belief of some that he would be a logical fit. As Rapoport notes, a wide receiver injury in practice could open up a door somewhere for Bryant.

Bryant’s dropoff in performance is certainly a factor in his unemployment, but the perception that he has been difficult in the locker room is probably also a barrier to a deal. Even in a down 2017, Bryant managed 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns.

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11 comments on “Dez Bryant Unlikely To Sign Until July

  1. RockHard

    25 teams in the league could use him. He’s still a red zone threat and I believe he is about to have a fantastic year bc he’s motivated to make everyone eat crow

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  2. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Rodgers to Bryant would be awesome should they be able to build a relationship.

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  3. chicity007

    NE makes sense but there too cheap to pay that 1Yr Deal Phillip Rivers could use a Target And KC

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  4. jgiun1@yahoo.com

    AB, Dez and slot JU JU would be a sick combination for Ben. Might do it in Maddens 19 and might get cheap out of the free agent pool.

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  5. mets2424

    As a cowboy fan. Dez is nothing better then a 3rd wr. No speed.

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  6. whereslou

    Dez can’t catch. How many dropped balls has he had the last couple years? He thinks he is a prima Donna that doesn’t have the skills anymore to be one. His skills aren’t worth what he thinks his value is. He will have to eat a lot of humble pie to get a contract.

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    • mets2424

      He needs to go to a team with a great qb and a number 1 wr. Saints packers giants make sense

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  7. toby312

    When so called fake interest fades and he’s still not signed in July he can always join the collusion lawsuit?:)

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