Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

"We know that Dez is a competitor and he's been a great wide receiver in this league for a long time", Klein told NFL.com. As if opposing defenders didn't already have their hands full with Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, now they'll have to deal with Bryant, who better make up for the tweet by performing well with his new team.

New Orleans has proven no fewer than three times this year that the team is in win-now mode as Brees nears 40. He remains under contract with the Saints through 2019. Trading for Eli Apple, a former first-round draft pick, has given them stability on the boundary opposite of Marshon Lattimore.

The 30-year-old Bryant spent his first eight years in the National Football League with Dallas and last season caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys. His 7,459 career receiving yards rank fifth in team history. He'd previously met with Cleveland and Baltimore. He openly flirted with the Patriots, though it's unclear if New England was crushing on him, too.

For now, we'll have to wait to see how Bryant will be used in the Saints' stacked offense. "We worked out some players yesterday, which we do every week". In six game appearances, Meredith has just nine catches for 114 yards and zero touchdowns. From the people who love this game, who've played, they can understand that about it being somewhat harder for other people to figure that out.

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The Saints will visit the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on November 29. Although he'll take a backseat to Thomas, there's a major opportunity due to the lack of depth at receiver on the Saints now.

After waiting nearly three months into the season to sign a contract, Bryant, 30, is walking into an almost flawless situation in New Orleans. He recorded three straight seasons of at least 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns from 2012 to 2014, and he earned Pro Bowl invites in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2).

Bryant's former teammates on the Cowboys wished him the best in his new gig Wednesday.

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