Former Cowboy WR Bryant signs one-year deal with Saints

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Arlington, Texas. Free-agent wide receiver Bryant took to social media Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, to call out his former team with a series of critical tweets aimed at the Dallas Cowboys. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple reports.

The former Oklahoma State and Dallas star receiver has yet to play a down this season after not being re-signed by the Cowboys in the offseason. Seeking salary cap relief, the Cowboys released Bryant after last season with two years remaining on the receiver's five-year, $70 million contract.

Bryant worked out for New Orleans on Tuesday leading to the one-year deal. Details of the contract have not been disclosed.

The 30-year-old receiver played eight seasons with the Cowboys, finishing with 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. He made three Pro Bowls (2013, 2014 and 2016) during his tenure. After he caught a league-best 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014, Bryant has failed to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in a season.

However, his professional reputation has been marred at times by public confrontations with coaches and teammates during games and practices.

Bryant worked out for several teams before signing with the 7-1 Saints in Week 10. He joins New Orleans fresh off a 45-35 win over the previously undefeated Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off