Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant tore Achilles tendon in practice

New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant tore Achilles tendon in practice

METAIRIE, La. - Dez Bryant said he'll leave it up to Sean Payton whether he plays on Sunday.

If you were to say before 2018 that Dez Bryant would be playing with Drew Brees down in New Orleans, everyone would call you insane.

Bryant was reportedly getting an MRI Friday afternoon.

METAIRIE, La. - Just two days after Dez Bryant finally returned to the National Football League, it appears that his 2018 season is over.

But his production had been slipping in recent years as he battled foot and knee injuries; he had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games last year.

"Who wouldn't want to play with Drew Brees", said Bryant, who caught passes from Brees at practice on Thursday.

During the offseason, Bryant was suddenly blindsided by the Cowboys when they chose to release him. In last week's showdown against Los Angeles, the Saints made their case as the team to beat in the NFC, upending the Rams 45-35 at home. Earlier in the week, the Saints chose to bring in a handful of veteran wide receivers that were available in an attempt to add some depth to their roster.

By the time the Saints decided that they needed a guy like Bryant, it didn't take long for them to come to an agreement.

Bryant said he had turned down other opportunities to work out this season, without offering any specifics. I've always been a good guy, you can ask my teammates.

Soon after, Bryant tweeted several times that he holds no bitterness or anger toward the Cowboys. "I love the locker room".

Bryant said he does not feel like he has something to prove after the way things ended in Dallas.

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