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Dez Bryant Will Remain Available, So…?

The Green Bay Packers could use another receiver. Could former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant be that guy?

Bryant has publicly said that he wouldn’t sign with the Packers because of “history.” He did so with a laugh though. Bryant’s first preference appeared to be the New York Giants, but the Giants have said they aren’t interested at the moment.

“At the moment” is probably key for every NFL team right now. With the NFL Draft this week, teams are understandably focused on that. Some teams are going to draft a receiver and then have no interest in Bryant.

However, there are a couple interesting developments with Bryant. And first, we should point out that we’re not terribly high on any of the receivers in the draft. Nor do we think any of them can replace Jordy Nelson in their rookie season. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t work like that.

Could Bryant?

Debatable, but he’s certainly a better option than a rookie.

Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens. They then went and signed restricted free agent Willie Snead. So they are obviously out of the running.

We also know Bryant turned that deal down because he wants a one-year deal. He wants to prove himself and enter free agency again next year. That tells us Bryant isn’t about money right now.

The Packers can make that one-year deal. Even if Bryant is only a rental, who cares?

Bryant may not be the guy who had 1,300 yards in 2014 anymore. He put up 838 yards in 2017. I’ll take that production from a No. 2 receiver.

A lot of people think Bryant is a problem in the locker room. I tend to believe the Packers — Aaron Rodgers, specifically — can handle any issues there. And if it’s just a one-year contract and Bryant doesn’t work out, then so long!

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L April 25, 2018

    The Packers aren’t New England as far as having strong enough leadership to take on head cases. Matter of fact, you could argue that while Bennett was with us, he was successfully brainwashing our own players (Rodgers, King, Kendricks).

    Besides paying another cancer to join the team, why the fuck would you dispense of Nelson, who would have stayed for 4 or 5 million, then sign Bryant to a rental deal, who i’d almost guarantee wants more than 5 million? Makes no fucking sense.

    Here’s the kicker, Nelsons last standout year was 2016 when he had a QB and led the league in TD’s. Yes, you read that right, led the league. Or sign a cancer for more money who hasn’t had much success since 2014.

    Reading this article…i don’t know if you’re being serious, or this is an attempt at being humorous.

    I can’t help but think by now, Gute is probably thinking getting rid of Nelson was a dumb ass move that only created another need. I doubt….he wants to double down.

  2. Skinny April 25, 2018

    Y’all know my feelings on this. Pure stupidity hes not on the Packers roster already. You don’t think Dez will still draw double teams? You think teams fear Cobb on the outside? You’re drinking the kool aide on this WR corp right now. One injury away and its street FA WR time again. Remember 2005? Sign him!

    1. Empacador April 25, 2018

      Headcase be damned Skinny. Fuck. Dez. Bryant. That is all.

  3. Cheese April 25, 2018

    Stop beating a dead horse. Bryant is a headcase who was let go by the Cowboys for picking fights with the whole locker room, not to mention all of his other baggage. He turned down what was rumored to be around a $21 million 3-year contract from Baltimore because he wants a one year prove it deal. That right there should be enough to tell you that he’s a fucking idiot.

    “A lot of people think Bryant is a problem in the locker room. I tend to believe the Packers — Aaron Rodgers, specifically — can handle any issues there.” What the hell is Rodgers gonna do to keep Dezzy under control? Has nobody learned from last year? I totally agree with PF4L’s post because it was exactly what I was thinking.

  4. Savage57 April 26, 2018

    The problem with a one-year deal for Bryant?

    As soon as ol’ piss and moan doesn’t feel he’s being targeted enough to build the stats he needs to get that next big deal, he’ll be howling to whoever will listen about how he’s not being used like he should be, about how it’s not about him but how much he wants to help the team, about how no one really understands him.

    Basically a replay of the shit he pulled in Dallas. And if he does manage to stack the numbers? He’ll find a way to gaack again in crunch time and be outta here next season.

    1. PF4L April 26, 2018

      Can you imagine this man/child on the sidelines, getting in Rodgers/Philbin/McCarthys grill on the sidelines in a tirade on National tv, all because…..we needed a wide receiver?

      History tells us, the probability of that happening sits at about 90%.

      Personally i can’t think of one good reason why any intelligent person would think signing Bryant…would be a good idea. Read into that what you may.

  5. Ferris April 26, 2018

    Never gonna happen. Too much Martellus hangover.

  6. Moolla April 26, 2018

    Signing him would be showing that the Packers did not learn anything from the Bennett fiasco. If something happens and it blows up again the Packers would look more like fools.

    Not to mention it would be admitting to the fact that releasing Jordy was a bad idea.

    Not going to happen.

  7. Adam April 26, 2018

    On one hand, this guy just turned down a multi year deal from the Raven because he wants a one-year “prove-it” deal, to set him up for a bigger 2019 payday. So he;s going to be motivated to go out there and work his ass off.

    Ont he other hand, Fuck Dez.