Former Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is reportedly about to sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. "So we just move forward", Watson said. It's unclear if Thomas or Bryant will fill that role most often.
The Saints also have yet to receive consistent production from Cameron Meredith, a former Chicago receiving leader who was acquired in free agency, but who also is trying to come back from major knee surgery that wiped out his 2017 campaign.
Last season was Bryant's best since he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 TDs in 2014, which at the time was his third consecutive season with at least 1,200 yards receiving. The Saints are scheduled to play the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium in primetime on Thursday night, November 29th in a Week 13 matchup. Many teams across the league would love to have those numbers. Is it Mike T? "He's just another weapon in our system and we find ways to use everybody, and you can even include Taysom in that mix". "Anytime you can add that type of talent to your team is very important".
But several of them, including wide receiver Cole Beasley and linebacker Jaylon Smith, wished Bryant well on Twitter earlier in the day.More news: Melbourne Cup 'tragedy' as horse reportedly put down
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The 30-year-old Bryant spent his first eight years in the National Football League with Dallas and last season caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.
Meredith is expected to make a full recovery, sources said.
Immediately Bryant jumps onto the depth chart as the Saints' second-best receiver behind Michael Thomas, meaning for the first time in his career, Bryant won't be relied on as a No.1 receiver.
"I don't know how much carryover there will be from what he had in Dallas - it's probably not a lot - so that's a process". I think for any new guy coming in, especially a skill player, it's new verbiage. Take the stuff that he's really good at, and then integrate him in the offense accordingly.