Bryant could make an additional $500,000 based on reception incentives.
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has officially inked a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, after reportedly turning down offers from the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns earlier this season.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bryant's one-year contract with the Saints will play him $600,000 based on a pro-rated $1.25 million base salary for the rest of the season. Additionally, the 30-year old receiver can also earn $500,000 in reception incentives in the final eight games of the regular season. However, it remains to be seen if Bryant will be available right away.
The Saints, winners of seven straight and sitting atop the NFC South with a 7-1 record, will take on the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in Week 10. New Orleans currently ranks second in the NFL in points per game with 34.9, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs who are averaging 36.3.
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.
He 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.