Saints add Dez Bryant to their high-powered offense.
Former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler Dez Bryant is a free agent no more. According to multiple reports, Bryant has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints and is expected to sign on Thursday. He had previously turned down offers from the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.
Since being selected by the Cowboys 24th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, Bryant has spent his entire career in Dallas, including three Pro Bowl seasons. He earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 2014 when he caught a career-best 16 touchdowns. Last season, Bryant caught 69 passes, including six touchdowns, for a grand total of 838 yards and was tied for third in the league in dropped passes.
The Saints, sitting at 7-1 atop the NFC South, will take on the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in Week 10. New Orleans ranks second in the NFL in points per game with 34.9, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs who are averaging 36.3.
Dez, 30, will get a chance to go up against his former team in Week 13, when the Dallas Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints in a Thursday night matchup.