Dez Bryant targets mid-October return to football after Achilles injury
Dez Bryant’s career his been disappointing of late, first failing to live up to expectations and then suffering injuries that disabled him. However, he is reportedly planning his NFL comeback after sitting out a year with an Achilles injury.
NFL Network’s Jane Slater tweeted a video of the former Dallas Cowboy working out as he trains toward full recovery, doing a myriad of catching drills. Bryant also shared with her that he is aiming for a comeback in the middle of the season.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 1, 2019
Bryant has proven in his career that he can be one of the best wideouts in the NFL if given the chance. While his stint with the Cowboys ended badly, there’s little to no question that teams will be willing to take a risk on his talents.
It’s also telling that he is going to call the New Orleans Saints first after making his comeback to the sport. He was supposed to play with the Saints after his falling out with America’s Team. However, he suffered his Achilles injury right before he started the season with them.
It may depend on the Saints’ performance this season if they will ultimately bring him back. However, it’s certain that teams will be interested to see how Bryant’s progressed from injury after nearly a full year away from the game.
Regardless, high standards for Bryant will persist. After all, few can forget how well he performed from 2012 to 2014. He was especially outstanding in 2014, notching 1,320 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns en route to First Team All-Pro honors.
Everything can fall apart quickly, so Bryant is hard-nosed on rehabbing and ensuring that he comes back stronger than ever.