Dez Bryant, Browns have mutual interest and working on scheduling a visit
After months of dealing with an uncertain future, it appears veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant might be on the verge of finding a new home in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns have shown interest in signing the 29-year-old and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, there’s mutual interest with both sides working on scheduling a workout.
Sources: The #Browns and FA WR Dez Bryant have mutual interest and the team is working on scheduling a visit with him. Monday would be a logistical day, if not sooner. This could be a match.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2018
Back in April, the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with Bryant after speculation ran rampant about the team not wanting to pay $12.5 million to a receiver they perceived to have lost a step. The breakup was predictably ugly with Bryant not happy about leaving Dallas.
Shortly after he was released by the Cowboys, Bryant immediately received interest from the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens wanted to pair Bryant with Michael Crabtree on a three-year deal, but he wanted a one-year deal to prove himself and then enter free agency again next year.
The Browns may be an ideal team for Bryant as he’ll play alongside Pro Bowl-caliber talent in Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon. It remains to be seen what the situation is with Gordon as he has missed the beginning of training camp to deal with some issues. If Gordon’s status is in doubt, Bryant makes even more sense for Cleveland who also brought in veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor and rookie Baker Mayfield.
Last year in Dallas, Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. The Oklahoma State product has earned All-Pro honors once and be named a Pro Bowler three times during his career.