Browns not interested in signing wideout Dez Bryant
The Cleveland Browns recently finalized their lucrative deal with newly-acquired wide receiver Jarvis Landry. As a result, they seemed to have put the finishing touches on their receiving corps for the time being.
The surprising release of wide receiver Dez Bryant from the Dallas Cowboys has made him the biggest name on the free market. However, according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, the Landry deal has officially left the Browns out of the running for his services:
The Browns, fresh off signing Jarvis Landry to a mega-deal, are not expected to pursue three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant, who was cut by the Cowboys on Saturday, multiple sources say.
The news should hardly come as any surprise. There had not been any reports of interests from Bryant even wanting to go to Cleveland. Upon his release, he mentioned that he would like to stay in the NFC East Division. That said, joining the Browns would not only take him out of the division but the conference as well. However, one AFC team that has emerged as a legitimate suitor is the Baltimore Ravens.
Furthermore, Cleveland boasts a promising, young receiving group that is undoubtedly headlined by Landry. They also managed to lock up Josh Gordon for the 2018 NFL season while Corey Coleman’s future with the team remains to be seen. Regardless, the Browns should expect to see a massive improvement in the passing game now that they have a competent quarterback under center in Tyrod Taylor. Needless to say, the 2018 NFL Draft gives them another opportunity to add more quality talent on either side of the ball.