Saints reportedly fear Dez Bryant is out for the season after suffering ugly practice injury
Dez Bryant's season might already be over before it had a chance to begin
According to NFL.com, Bryant suffered an injury at practice on Friday and the team is fearful that he has torn his Achilles tendon, which would cause him to miss the rest of the season. Bryant is set for an MRI, and the Saints should know the full extent of the injury by the end of day on Friday. Also, Bryant seemed to confirm the injury on Twitter.
If Bryant did tear his Achilles, it's a devastating blow for the receiver who was participating in just his second practice with the Saints. Bryant's first practice came on Thursday, and he admitted that he used most of that session to knock some of the rust off.
"It was good," Bryant said after his first practice. "Just knocking a little bit of the rust off, but it was good."
Bryant Cowboys in April, Bryant turned down multiple offers from other NFL teams, before the Saints starting courting him earlier this week. Bryant said that he wanted to play for a contender, which made New Orleans an easy choice for him. On the Saints' end, the team was in some serious need of wide receiver depth when they added Bryant and now they're back at square one.with the Saints this week after spending the past seven months as a free agent. After being cut by the
Before signing Bryant this week, the Saints Brandon Marshall, who could be the team's next option if Bryant is definitely done for the season. According to ESPN.com, Marshall "impressed" the Saints during his workout, which makes him the next logical choice to sign in New Orleans.
As for Bryant, the devastating injury comes on the same day that he received his No. 88 Saints uniform for the first time.
Although he was given his uniform, the Saints apparently Bengals, even if he was healthy. According to NFL.com, the plan for Bryant was to sit out on Sunday and then possibly make his debut in Week 11 against the Eagles.against the
Of course, none of that matters now. If Bryant's injury is officially diagnosed as a torn Achilles, that means he'll miss the Saints' final eight games of the season, including a Week 13 game where he would have had a shot at getting revenge on the Cowboys.
At 30 years old, it's fair to wonder if Bryant will be able to come back from such a devastating injury. If he does return to play in September 2019, it will have been 21 months between games for him. The last time Bryant was on the field in game action came in the Cowboys' 2017 regular season finale (Dec. 31) when he caught three passes for 24 yards.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The NFL is going to need some new refs
Josh Nagel has a record of 28-14 in props on football's biggest games
There's one team the mayor of Atlanta doesn't really want to see in Super Bowl LIII
SportsLine's computer model has evaluated every possible NFL playoff scenario
Find out all you need to know about the injury reports for the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and...
It seems not even Bill Belichick is immune to a little bit of anxiety