By Caleb Beames
NEW ORLEANS, LA (KTRE) - After being unemployed for over 200 days, Lufkin native Dez Bryant has landed with a new team.
According to NFL writer Ian Rapoport, after working out for the team on Tuesday, the two sides were able to agree to a one year deal on Wednesday morning.
Bryant was released by the Cowboys on April 13. The Saints have a threat in Michael Thomas already but the production level drops off to their other receivers Tre’Quan Smith, Austin Carr and Cameron Meredith.
The Saints were already considered a Super Bowl contender with future Hall of Famer Drew Brees under center. Add in Bryant and it appears the odds may be going up.
Bryant is expected to be back in New Orleans on Thursday to make it official.
The game on Nov.29 between the Cowboys and Saints in Arlington now takes on a new meaning with Bryant returning to the building where he spent his whole career.
Bryant already seems excited to return to Dallas and prove to his former team that he still has it.
Dez will officially sign tomorrow when he returns to New Orleans. But this is a done deal. https://t.co/wfcntznicn
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 7, 2018
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 7, 2018
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