Saints sign Dez Bryant to bolster already great offense

Ross Houston
November 8, 2018

If Bryant, also 30, has any amount of juice left we should see a similar spike in New Orleans.

Colin Cowherd explained Wednesday on FS1 why Bryant should send a thank you note to Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon upon signing with the Saints.

In April, the Cowboys chose to release Bryant outright, making him a free agent. 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.


METAIRIE, La. - Dez Bryant is back in the NFL, and he is joining one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders. Even beyond that, it may help fantasy football owners in need of a wideout for the playoff push.

The Bryant signing is all about postseason play for New Orleans.

Right now, the Saints are converting more than 71 percent of their red zone appearances offensively into touchdowns. When Bryant, a former star, worked out with Cleveland, he briefly negotiated with the team but never came to terms. Drew Brees threw the ball just 23 times in a Week 8 win over the Minnesota Vikings, and then turned around and threw for 346 yards in a shootout win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9. When the team eventually get its deep threat, Ted Ginn Jr., back, I'm not sure how teams will be able to defend this offense, which has already looked unstoppable without Bryant or Ginn. But his play fell off dramatically previous year when he failed to register a single 100-yard game.


Cameron Meredith hasn't been targeted in three straight games, and rookie Tre-Quan Smith has 12 catches on the season despite appearing in eight games with four starts.

New Orleans is hoping that Bryant can get up to speed quickly and form a lethal duo with Michael Thomas.

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"He just makes our offense that much more dynamic and obviously the question is who are you going to cover on our team now", fullback Zach Line told NFL.com.

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