Dez Bryant seems ready to find a new team, with the Cleveland Browns on his list, but what other teams have lined up a visit?
The biggest remaining NFL free agent is wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was cut by the Dallas Cowboys in April. The Cleveland Browns have emerged as a lead suitor, amid rumors of their interest and Bryant possibly not being interested.
On Thursday, Browns’ general manager John Dorsey told reporters Bryant won’t return his calls. That would be an odd move for someone who wants to play, and Bryant apparently took heed.
After this weekend, every NFL team will have played at least one preseason game (two in the case of the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears). A veteran like Bryant surely wants to go through as little of training camp as possible, with some focus on the more meaningful third preseason game.
With that in mind, and as a reaction to Dorsey’s comment, Bryant took to Twitter.
Bryant announced he’s visiting the Browns, so they might be first on what seems to be a tour starting next week. But what other teams might be on his itinerary?
Even with their recent acquisition of Corey Coleman from the Browns, the Buffalo Bills are very thin at wide receiver. Kelvin Benjamin is locked in as the No. 1 option, but Zay Jones is a question mark and after Coleman guys like Jeremy Kerley, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes fill out the depth chart.
The Green Bay Packers surfaced as a potential suitor for Bryant right after he was cut, with no rumors of interest since. But with Aaron Rodgers calling out the team’s young wide receivers for poor effort in practice earlier this week, Bryant could easily be back on the radar. If he prioritizes joining a top-level quarterback on a team with a chance to win, Bryant may visit Green Bay and not leave without signing a contract.
Speaking of a good team with a future Hall of Fame quarterback, the New Orleans Saints may have some interest in Bryant. Cameron Meredith is a promising addition, even coming off a torn ACL, but the rest of the wide receiver depth chart would look a lot better if Bryant is brought aboard.
Other teams that have possibly lined up a visit with Bryant include the Houston Texans, the Carolina Panthers, the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans.