There’s been a lot of buzz in recent weeks that the Green Bay Packers could potentially bring in veteran receiver Dez Bryant, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys.
One player who doesn’t see it happening is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“We like young receivers, so I’m assuming that’s the way they are going to keep going,” Rodgers said, per Zach Heilprin of The Zone. “I don’t know why you’d cut Jordy [Nelson] and bring in Dez. But he’s a talented player. He’s going to end up somewhere.”
Rodgers also said the Packers would “obviously welcome him with open arms and get him up to speed as quick as possible” if Bryant were to sign. But it’s clear he doesn’t believe that’s going to happen.
For what it’s worth, recent reports indicate the Packers won’t sign Bryant, who hasn’t really gotten much of a sniff from teams since he rejected a reported three-year deal worth $21 million from the Baltimore Ravens.
Bryant also hasn’t done himself any favors lately as it pertains to the perception that he’s an emotional diva, lashing out at the media from his Twitter account. At this point, we assume Bryant will land on an NFL roster this year, but his options are dwindling.