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Dez Bryant May Not Want To Join Packers

Do the Green Bay Packers want former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant? That’s not yet known, although just about everyone is making that connection.

The bigger question might be does Dez Bryant want to join the Green Bay Packers? The answer appears to be, well, maybe…

“It wouldn’t seem right,” Bryant told Mike Fisher, smiling. “Too much history.”

While that would appear to be a no, the fact that Bryant was smiling when he said it suggests perhaps he was joking.

What we do know is Bryant’s first choice is to play in the NFC East so he can face Dallas twice a year. He also wants to compete for a championship. The only team in the East that’s doing that in the near future is the Philadelphia Eagles and they have virtually no salary cap space ($1.6 million).

So if the Packers are interested, we believe Bryant would listen. Staying in the NFC, Bryant has a decent shot of seeing the Cowboys in the playoffs if he’s playing for the Packers.

The teams that Bryant seems to be specifically interested in are as follows. And this isn’t to say they are necessarily interested in him.

Houston Texans — Texans players have been trying to recruit Bryant. Houston is a playoff team with a healthy DeShaun Watson at quarterback and Bryant gets to stay in his home state of Texas.

Los Angeles Rams — Bryant loves Los Angeles and what the Rams are building. Who doesn’t? The Rams just replaced the departed Sammy Watkins with deep threat Brandin Cooks. They’ve made a number of splashy moves this offseason. Do they have one more left?

New York Giants — Bryant thinks the Giants have a great defense. He likes the idea of playing with Eli Manning and ODB. He gets Dallas twice. But the Giants are in a rebuild. They’re not competing for a championship anytime soon.

Interestingly, and something that could open the door for the Packers, is it doesn’t appear Bryant is going to command a huge contract.

“It won’t be about the money,” Bryant said. “It won’t be about ‘market value.’ No. No. Not at all.”

If I’m Brian Gutekunst, I would at least kick the tires on this one.

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11 Comments

  1. PF4L April 16, 2018

    What redeeming qualities does this guy possess?

    Sideline rants?

    Get in coaches and players faces?

    Drops a lot of passes?

    He’s affordable? …what? 8, 9 million?

    Fake News, dumb idea.

    If Gutenkunst kicks the tires, someone should kick him in the head. I’d prefer it to be Jordy.

    On second thought, he’s the perfect signing for the Packers. Sign a man/child who hasn’t had a good season for awhile, and let your own guys go that are still performing and that our team first guys. The winning formula.

    Super Bowl, here we come.

  2. Skinny April 16, 2018

    Yea Woodson also said he wouldn’t come here. But he did and became a changed man. Still think the Pack should look into it. Davante is one concussion away from missing the season. Whos up next then? Geronimo? Davis? Cobb? Come on. They need another receiver.

    1. PF4L April 16, 2018

      Here’s the problem….Dez needs someone to watch over him. Remember when Dez got sued for not paying for jewelry? Or when he beat up his Mother? Or when he got sued for trashing a rented house in 2016?

      The Packers would have to do what the Cowboys did, hire Dez a babysitter. Unfortunately, Green Bay already has a huge shortage of baby sitters.

      So…no can do.

    2. Cheese April 16, 2018

      Saying you don’t want to play for a certain team and picking fights with the rest of your teammates are two different things. Once again, if the Packers wanted an overgrown manchild they would have kept Martellus Bennett.

  3. FTS April 16, 2018

    Dime a dozen. Move on.

  4. Dennis Dervetski April 16, 2018

    Kick the tires? They’re already flat.

    1. Skinny April 16, 2018

      No their not. That’s the lie Dez haters want you to believe. This guy still has juice and now a chip on his shoulder. Also interesting fact. McCarthy personally went to his private workout when he was at OSU. How many times has that happened in the McCarthy era? Where he personally attends a college prospects individual workout?

      1. Empacador April 16, 2018

        Dez is a head case, period. The Packers have enough problems on the management side of the team, why do you think they need to add another problem on the player side? And using McCarthy as an example for anything is even more damning. HE picked Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers. His judgement is suspect at best.

        1. MM²SUCK April 17, 2018

          This ^^^^

  5. Kato April 16, 2018

    Lol. Dez is a great player when his head is right. Which is hardly ever

  6. MM²SUCK April 17, 2018

    Dez Bryant has ALL of the skills needed to be great. He also is the poster guy for being a perpetually enabled super athlete. This guy has been so physically talented for so many years that he has been given a free ride throughout much of his life; most likely starting in early high school through his college years without having to pull his own weight for anything other than “sports”. Many talented guys like this most always end up shitting the bed and imploding . . . they have not usually had to build up their “character” enough to deal with much adversity, which usually spells trouble for them and especially the much needed team chemistry that they must be a part of where they are playing. No thanks, I would bypass this guy based on his past history . . . while he could be a beast, he most likely will start to fail because of his “enabled” mindset . . .