Just a few days after signing a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints, the prolific recipient Dez Bryant suffered an obvious injury while exercising.
The NFL network reported Friday that 30-year-old Bryant was performing a "routine route" when the injury took place. Long-time NFL reporter Ed Werder has tweeted a team that said it was a "freak deal" and did not result in any contact with another player.
The doctors tested the tendon as "formality." according to Adam Schefter of ESPN,
Bryant seemed to mention the matter on Twitter on Friday and wrote, "This is the ultimate test." He also thanked for prayers.
The Dallas Cowboys released Bryant in April, saving $ 8.5 million from the team's salary cap. The nine-year-old professional remained unsigned for months and met with Cleveland and Baltimore before training for the Saints on Wednesday. He signed a one-year contract worth $ 1.2 million to join the ten-year deal in the league.
The deal came just days after New Orleans defeated the Los Angeles Rams, one of the NFL's other top offenses, in a 45-35 shootout.
Quarterback Drew Brees threw four touchdowns and 346 yards in the game. This season, he completed 76 percent of his passes, the best mark in his 18-year career.
"Who would not want to play with Drew Brees," Bryant said after his first practice session with the team on Thursday. "Nothing else, but you have a guy like Drew Brees, like I said, you have a guy like Michael Thomas, Watson (Ben), Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram. You have these guys. "
As the NFL's trading term is already over, it will be difficult for New Orleans to find another beneficiary that could match Bryant's potential output.
Twelve-year-old professional Brandon Marshall, who is still unsigned, trained with the Saints on Tuesday. Kamar Aiken, who last played for Philadelphia in October, and Jeremy Maclin, who was flirting after a retirement in 2017 in Baltimore, could also join Bryant.
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