The Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Dez Bryant on April 13, and he remains unsigned for variety of reasons, some known and some not. It’s highly unlikely that Bryant is jobless come kickoff (91 days), but who will employ him?
Let’s take a look.
Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson left for Oakland in free agency, leaving a huge hole in the Packers’ receiving corps. However, Green Bay drafted three wideouts, but a veteran presence might be good to have.
Bryant lacks the leadership skills the Packers are looking for, plus Randall Cobb is still around. They also brought in pass-catching tight end Jimmy Graham. Bryant’s role in Green Bay could be minimal, which we all know he would dislike.
Los Angeles Rams
This was my prediction in April. I still like it.
The Rams have definitely been offseason winners, especially on defense with the additions of Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.
They did however, lose Sammy Watkins, taking away from an already thin group of receivers. Bryant can easily fill in for Watkins, and Los Angeles has shown no hesitation in acquiring guys with big personalities.
New England Patriots
As of today, this one makes the most sense.
Danny Amendola walked and Julian Edelman was just handed a four game suspension for PED use.
The Patriots have a history of taking players we forgot about and turning them into Pro-Bowlers. We haven’t exactly forgotten about Bryant, but you get the idea.
Dallas Cowboys (not really)
I don’t know why this idea is floating around, but it is. If this happens, I’ll eat Campbell’s tomato soup straight out of the can.