There has been plenty of chatter about former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant landing with the Green Bay Packers. It appears that’s all it is.
The latest came from former teammate turned analyst Jason Witten, who predicted Bryant would end up with the Packers.
Ian Rapoport says that does not appear likely. The Packers are not interested in Bryant now and aren’t expected to be.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2018
The only team to have known interest in Bryant thus far were the Baltimore Ravens, who offered him a multi-year deal. Bryant turned that down because he wants a one-year deal. That would allow him to hit free agency next year after what he assumes will be a big season.
The Packers, meanwhile, have plenty of depth at the receiver position after drafting three of them. You couldn’t say they have much proven depth, however.
After the top two of Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, the next most experienced guy is Geronimo Allison. He has all of 35 career receptions and 455 yards.
If he doesn’t step up, the Packers could be forced to rely heavily on one of their rookie draft picks. That, as we have seen in the past, can be problematic when Aaron Rodgers is the guy throwing the football.
#Packers recent WRs as rookies:
• Javon Walker (2002): 23-319-1.
• Greg Jennings (2006): 45-632-3.
• James Jones (2007): 47-676-2.
• Jordy Nelson (2008): 33-366-2.
• Randall Cobb (2011): 25-375-1.
• Davante Adams (2014): 38-446-3.
• Ty Montgomery (2015): 15-136-2. pic.twitter.com/VkTdvvQ39u
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) May 15, 2018