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Dez Bryant was in New Orleans on Tuesday working out for the Saints, and while he left the city without a deal, he’s reportedly in negotiations with the team.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports the Saints “liked what they saw and the sides are in negotiations on a deal,” noting “all signs pointing” toward a deal getting done.

Bryant is an intriguing option for the Saints, who recently lost Ted Ginn Jr. to injured reserve. Rookie Tre’Quan Smith has done a nice job supplementing Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, but Bryant’s experience on the perimeter and as a possession receiver could be a great match for what the Saints have on their roster.

Last year, Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. He’s been biding his time waiting for a prime opportunity to sign with a team ever since being released by the Dallas Cowboys during the spring. This might just be the right one.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.