Dez Bryant Won’t Return Phone Calls From Browns

The Browns’ interest in Dez Bryant has been well-documented over the past couple of weeks. Apparently, that interest is not being reciprocated. On Thursday, GM John Dorsey told reporters that he would meet with Bryant next week, “if he returns a phone call. He won’t return any phone calls,” (Twitter link via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com). 

With Bryant apparently disinterested in joining Cleveland, Dorsey says the team will meet with other receivers in the coming days – ones that hopefully do have interest in suiting up for the Browns. That list may include Brandon LaFell, who is reportedly on the team’s radar following his release from the Bengals.

Earlier this week, Josina Anderson of ESPN.com reported Cleveland was under the impression that Bryant is “not seriously interested” in joining the Browns, and Dorsey’s comments jibe with that sentiment. The Browns traded wideout Corey Coleman to the Bills on Sunday, so they’re currently relying on Jarvis Landry and rookie Antonio Callaway as their starters, at least until Josh Gordon returns to the club.

While a number of teams have been tangentially linked to Bryant since he was released by the Cowboys, no clubs aside from the Ravens and Browns have been directly interested in the former first-round pick. In fact, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com has reported many teams are unwilling to consider Bryant even at the minimum salary. Bryant had been expected to land a new deal inJuly, so the clock is now ticking on the veteran wideout.

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15 comments on “Dez Bryant Won’t Return Phone Calls From Browns

  1. TJECK109

    There is nothing dumber as a GM saying hey he won’t return my calls but that’s cool if he calls me I will meet him next week. Not sure how much clearer one can be when showing a lack of respect for you and your team when they won’t even return a phone call.

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    • Connorsoxfan

      That’s true in some cases, but in this case it’s idiocy on the part of Dez Bryant and nothing against the Browns. Give Dorsey 2 years and we’ll see how they look then.

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      • captainchaos55

        Maybe he should go north with Manzell .. I don’t see anyone offering. Browns are better than playing in the CFL.. barely

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        • WazBazbo

          I’m neither a Browns fan nor a detractor, but as an observer, I like what I’m seeing/hearing these days. For the first time in a while, it feels like the team is determined to create a winning mindset. Coleman was rumored to be traded because the new regime didn’t like his effort – that can be a good start, letting everyone else in camp know that you’re serious.

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          • Connorsoxfan

            Exactly. I’m a Pats fan from NH so I don’t see much of the Browns, but they appear to be a much more professional organization than in the past. Plus, given that Dorsey is willing to call out Dez publicly about this, it could end up being a good place for someone to whip him into shape.

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    • sportsfan101

      Or a classy move on his end to say he would still meet with him, not like a meeting means a contract.

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  2. sbanker46

    Dez Bryant needs to take a deal he denied the ravens and browns and he’s gonna run out of options

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  3. mcmillankmm

    Seems like things are getting out of hand with the WRs in Cleveland after appearing to have one of the more solid WR stables. Giving away Coleman to Buffalo certainly doesn’t look good now.

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    • jpz2681

      Coleman was a bust not a big loss, Gordon will be back and Landry is a beast everything will be just fine

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    • sufferfortribe
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      I read an article today, about how Haley was not happy with Coleman’s effort in practices. Wasn’t running clean routes or fighting for the balls thrown to him.
      I’m happy to know that our new OC won’t stand for that kind of crap.

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  4. Polish Hammer

    Yet another rocket scientist…and so not a professional. Hope nobody signs this scumbag.

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  5. WazBazbo

    Dez is shooting himself in the foot yet again. If he signs at all, he’s obviously going to a new team, and it takes time to learn a new system and playbook (duh). If he’s interested in signing a one-year deal to rebuild his stock, as he’s maintained, he’s not doing himself any favors by missing training camp. Also, on a team like the Browns this season, he’d have a chance to be a featured receiver; not many places he’ll get that chance this year.

    Hope that couch at home is comfy, Dez.

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      • WazBazbo

        I’m actually not a Browns fan – truth be told, been a Cowboys fan since before there were Super Bowls. Not sure how I feel on Dez, all things considered. He certainly tarnished his resumé with his last season in Dallas, but I do think he’s got some left in the tank. He’s one of those guys letting his attitude get in the way of his talent, IMO.

        Dunno enough about the current Browns to opine if he’s a good fit or not, but I think he’s a fool to pass on the opportunity.

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  6. moazetongue

    And yet we are the Twitter in tv that Rex said he’ll be in Cleveland on Monday. Somewhere between not returning calls from the Browns and begging the Browns for a job, there must be the truth.

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