Dez Bryant is still a man without a team, and with the NFL season set to begin in a little more than a week, Bryant isn't worried. At least that's what he's saying publicly.
I can I just have to take care of me first....gave to much love and not received at least half back...I will play ball this year just might be a lil bit later in the year.. we will see https://t.co/9FVMcgX4K1— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 28, 2018
Shortly after his release from the Cowboys in April, Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year deal from the Ravens in hopes of finding a better opportunity down the road. An opportunity that has yet to come to fruition.
Starting my visits next week...I’m coming to the Land to see you Mr Dorsey— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 10, 2018
After taking some time to himself this summer, a few weeks ago, Bryant tweeted that he would begin to meet with teams again at the start of training camp. The first team he mentioned was the Browns. Pro Football Talk is reporting the Browns offered Bryant a contract with a base salary of less than $5 million.
The Browns offer was less than the Ravens, which was reported to be in the range of Michael Crabtree's offer of 3 years, $21 million. Bryant had made it clear he was looking for a lucrative one-year deal so he could have the chance to hit free agency again in 2019, landing a long-term deal then.
Browns offered Dez Bryant base deal worth less than $5M; he prefers at this point to watch and wait https://t.co/JGSzeDcVSs— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 24, 2018
With no other real offers on the horizon, it's probably time for Bryant to sit and wait for an injury in the early part of the season. Although the Marquise Lee injury in Jacksonville might appear to make them a logical fit, Jacksonville doesn't seem interested in signing the former Cowboys Pro Bowler to the type of deal he wants.
The Browns were previously the odds-on favorite to land the 29-year-old wide receiver, who may have been waiting for Cleveland to up their offer. But the Jaguars made a sporadic jump to the top of the list Tuesday afternoon.
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