Dez Bryant Signs With Saints: Details Of His One-Year Deal

Dez Bryant Signs With Saints: Details Of His One-Year Deal

Dez Bryant said he's excited to join "baby GOATs" Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara and "big GOAT" Drew Brees.

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has officially inked a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, after reportedly turning down offers from the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns earlier this season. Bryant then left the teams facilities expecting to get a high-demand within the free agency market.

Bryant was originally planning to make his Saints debut in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it's up in the air whether he will play at all this season. "They're my family", Bryant said.

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Last season was Bryant's best since he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 TDs in 2014, which at the time was his third consecutive season with at least 1,200 yards receiving. "You've got those types of guys- little baby goats around here". The Cowboys were ultimately ready to move on from what executive vice president Stephen Jones described as a "fiery" personality that could sometimes be a "distraction".

And any doubts about Bryant fitting into the locker room were addressed as well. It's a potential career ender for Dez after going unsigned until Week 10. I've always been a good guy, you can ask my teammates. "It's more than just being in the locker room, it's outside of it too". According to, Bryant's deal will pay him a prorated base salary of $600,000 for the remainder of the season with an additional $500,000 in incentives possible.

The signing sets the stage for Bryant to play in Dallas when the Saints visit the Cowboys for a Thursday night game on November 29.