"He'll be a great addition".
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith is being placed on injured reserve and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Garrett was asked if he had been hoping Bryant would sign with a team that doesn't play the Cowboys this year and he repeated his first answer, which basically seemed like his way of ducking the question.
However, Bryant's professional reputation has been marred at times by public confrontations with coaches and teammates during games and practices.
Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken. "I'm happy for Dez". I wasn't in the locker room with him in Dallas. "I know he'll help their team". "I also don't know what's transpired with him personally since that situation". I think for any new guy coming in, especially a skill player, it's new verbiage. In 16 games last season, he caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. He signed his last contract right after that but has not approached that level of production since - a central reason Dallas released him in April.
"We talked about it during the offseason a little bit", Brees said.
By moving Bryant from the X-receiver position - the receiver who lines up on the line of scrimmage - the Saints will prevent teams from pressing him. He previously met with the Browns and Ravens.
New Orleans (7-1), which has won seven straight and leads the NFC South Division, didn't necessarily need another receiver.
New Orleans appears to be all-in on a Super Bowl run, with 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees having one of the best seasons of his career as the Saints continue to make aggressive moves to fill holes in the lineup.
"They're getting a great receiver", Elliott said, Pro Football Talk. "He's definitely a special player and I'm glad he got picked up and I'm glad something worked out for him".
New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2).
Those numbers may not look as good as what fans have come to expect from Bryant over the years, but they are still a solid addition for an already dynamic Saints' offense. "He's a good player".