Details On Dez Bryant’s Deal With Saints

Dez Bryant’s one-year contract with the Saints is technically worth $1.25MM and will pay him $600K in base salary for rest of season, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). However, the wide receiver has the ability to add another $500K in incentives, meaning that he could theoretically earn $1.1MM for the remainder of the season.

It’s a big step down from what Bryant could have earned had he signed in the offseason. The Ravens offered him a three-year deal worth roughly $21MM, but Bryant held out in hopes of finding a lucrative one-year deal that would allow him to reach the open market in the spring. Bryant will be able to test free agency in 2019 under the terms of his Saints deal, but he lost out on more than $6MM for 2018.

On the plus side, Bryant is joining up with one of the league’s most dynamic offenses and has a real chance to showcase his skills. With Cameron Meredith headed to IR, Bryant ranks as one of the team’s top three wide receivers alongside star Michael Thomas and rookie Tre’Quan Smith.

Bryant’s production trailed off in 2017, but he’s not far removed from a 2016 season in which he averaged a career-high 15.9 yards per catch. Soon, we’ll find out whether Bryant can still stretch the field.

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16 comments on “Details On Dez Bryant’s Deal With Saints

  1. soxscelticspats

    Well let’s c what he has left.And if his heart is into playing as well.

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  2. sascoach2003

    I’d like to see if he can by having Brees hit him in stride off play action on the game’s first play

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  3. whynot101

    What are odds he’s cut before end of season? I’m glass half empty here

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    • sascoach2003

      Honestly, and I’ve been a Saints fan since their inception, Bryant has all to gain by “behaving” himself, shutting up, and being productive. It may lead to a ring, and certainly another contract. He’s got a premier QB throwing to him, an offensive minded coach, and a team that looks like it’s having fun, and being loose. I think if he’s cut, it’s due to HIS doing, or undoing.

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    • ChiTownFanTilDeath

      He will pull a hamstring during his first game and not b back for at least two weeks

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  4. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    Looks like he asked Le’Veon Bell for financial advice and how to handle this offseason.

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    • noraj9

      You’d rather play all year for the browns knowing you’re stuck there without the chance to ever win a ring because you’re on the browns? if he shows out, he gets paid next year. never mind the chance at a ring.

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      • Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

        I’m not sure what the Browns have to do with either Le’Veon or Dez, but ummmmkay.

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      • Polish Hammer

        The Ravens and other teams offered him contracts. Bottom line is he left millions on the table, way to show them! LOL

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    • crosseyedlemon

      I suspect that Cuba Gooding Jr told him that Tom Cruise could get him a sweet deal.

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  5. marco
    marco

    What he has left in his tank should be plenty enough to shine on this team.He better have heart or Payton will bounce his azz right out of New Orleans.If he is looking for a good contract next year then he best keep his head on straight

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  6. willthathrill

    Lets see how many passes he drops and how much he crys about not getting the ball. I hope he does horrible, saints dont need him, hes just a cancer to the team.

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  7. dalton2green22

    Are the saints banning him from the mall like Dallas did?

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