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Saints WR Dez Bryant expected to miss eight months with torn Achilles

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Dez Bryant worked his way back from a rough offseason and first half of the regular season to sign a deal with the New Orleans Saints. He appeared to be back and had quite a few in New Orleans excited about his addition. Unfortunately, everything came to an abrupt halt yesterday when Bryant went down with a season-ending torn Achilles.

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, not only is the injury season-ending, he is expected to miss around eight months as he recovers. This injury could put his NFL future in jeopardy.

New Orleans is arguably the best team in the NFL right now. They were hoping that Bryant could come in and help make their dangerous offense even more lethal. Rumors have been swirling that the Saints could look into signing another receiver, with veteran Brandon Marshall being a potential option.

Last season with the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. The Saints were not signing him to be a superstar, they simply wanted consistency and some pressure to be taken off of star wideout Michael Thomas.

At 30 years old, the future is looking a bit murky for Bryant. Returning from a torn Achilles is never an easy task, especially for a player like Bryant who was already beginning to slow down a bit.

Hopefully, Bryant is able to attack the rehab process and get back on the field at some point next season. There is no denying that the NFL is a better league with Bryant involved.

Expect to hear more about Bryant’s recovery throughout the remainder of the season and the offseason. He is still an incredibly popular player and fans will hope to see him bounce back.