The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday, Nov. 7 that they have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Bryant, 6 feet 2, 220 pounds, is an eight-year NFL veteran who previously spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas selected Bryant with a first round pick (24th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State.
Over the course of his eight-year career, Bryant has appeared in 113 regular season games with 99 starts, posting 531 receptions for 7,459 yards (14.0 avg.) with 73 touchdowns. In three postseason contest which he has started, Bryant has added 15 receptions for 218 yards (14.5 avg.) with two touchdowns. In 2017, his final season in Dallas, Bryant started all 16 games and finished with 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns. Bryant has been selected to three Pro Bowls (2013-2014, 2016).
Bryant, a native of Lufkin, Texas, was a three-year letterman at Oklahoma State (2007-09). As a sophomore, he was a first-team All-Big 12 choice and Biletnikoff Award finalist as he finished with 87 catches for 1,480 yards (17.0 avg.) and a school-record 19 touchdowns.
(Press Release Provided by the New Orleans Saints)