Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants

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Immediately after Dez Bryant was released by the Cowboys, he said he would play them twice this year, indicating that he’d end up in Washington, Philadelphia or New York.

Of those three teams, Bryant appears most interested in the Giants, according to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan.

The Giants,” Bryant told Fisher, “got a helluva defense, they’re going to pay [Odell Beckham Jr.], so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] . . . the tight end [Evan Engram], [Eli] Manning? Crazy.”

Bryant said he enjoys New York City, and Fisher concluded after talking to Bryant that the Giants would be Bryant’s No. 1 choice. Bryant even said he’d be willing to take less money to play for his first choice.

But how much less? The Giants are near the bottom of the NFL in cap space, with only $5 million available to spend. And they may end up spending a lot of money to extend Beckham, so they’re unlikely to spend a lot of money on another receiver in Bryant.

So unless Bryant is so enamored with the idea of playing with the Giants that he’d take the league minimum, there’s no guarantee that the Giants are as eager to get a deal done as Bryant seems to be.

106 responses to “Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants

  1. So frustrating when players say this. If he wants to play for the Giants accept a low deal, but you wont as you want the highest amount possible regardless of the team.

    You always read from some multi-millionaire ‘i would have loved to have stayed with my team ….’ well sign a 3 year 3 mill contract and you will for 3 years !

    How much money does a player want in his lifetime, even when they have 50 mill in the bank for example they still want more more more.

    You want to sign for the Giants badly accept a low deal then. Players are quite happy wanting a new contract when they have a great year, how about accepting a pay cut when you have a bad year (As Dez did the last 3 years in Dallas)

  2. The Cowgirls really screwed this guy releasing him after most teams have spent their money. He has every right to want revenge, I don’t blame him. Classless organization.

  3. I’m sure Gettleman is thinking that bringing Bryant in will really settle down this team. I mean, he’s tired of fielding questions about Odell’s antics and looking for a solution. What free agent could possibly have a more calming, stabilizing effect than Dez? It’s really a no brainer. Make it happen Gettleman.

  4. Major jab at Brandon Marshall. Maybe he knows that any team that has Brandon on the roster won’t make the playoffs. He is implying with him gone and him there, they will!

  5. Can you imagine a team with OBJ and Dez Bryant? Talk about sidelines circus show. Dez cares more about playing against the Cowboys than he does anything else. Every time he opens his mouth he shows teams why it’s not a good idea to sign him.

  6. Dez had major issues and was a sideline distraction when he wasn’t used as the #1 receiver in Dallas.
    On the NYG he would be possibly the #4….and if the draft Barkley the #5…..option.
    OBJ, Sheppard, Engram,and maybe Barkley all would get more plays and touches.
    He would have too not only take the mindset of how he would be used….ye would also have to take the payday of that limited role.
    And he isn’t prepared for willing for either.

  7. Gettlemen and Mara are too stupid and too afraid to use Beckham and their number-2 spot to acquire a bunch oh solid players, which is what they really need. Instead they’ll sign Beckham for $20 million they can’t afford and draft a QB at number-2 enevthough they drafted one last year, But I don’t think they’re stupid enough to sign another under performing headache. Well, maybe they are.

  8. My teams in the nfc north but id love to see dez light up the cowgirls twice a yr. Cowboys 6-10 this yr. Teams will stack the box against zeke and we already know how inaccurate dak is. It will be fun to watch them fight with the skins for last place in the east.

  9. That would be a good spot for him if money doesn’t hold him back. The Giants aren’t in a good position to offer him a lot. I think realistically he ends up on the 49ers, Packers, Browns, or Patriots. I think the 49ers would be a good fit for him. Good young QB, growing team.

  10. Dude is really showing his immaturity at all times now. If he had any clue as to how he’s turning off all teams and verifying what Dallas knew, he’d shut his mouth. So thankful he’s gone.

  11. They’d have to cut Brandon Marshall, who’s in the final year of a 2-year contract. That’d free up $5M and would get us closer to $10M in cap space.

    Woukd I take Dez Bryant over Brandon Marshall for 1 year? Absolutely. My only concern is Dez/Odell being a couple of maniacs together and being a colossal distraction. But the thought of Beckham, Dez, Sheppard, Engram and maybe even Saquon would be an insane combination of talent.

  12. On the one hand, for the Vets minimum, it could be worth it, even if he’s declined.
    On the other hand, he’s a cancer and has declined, so who needs that?

  13. He has a New York sized personality, so probably the best fit. No way he fits in with the Ravens.

  14. if they don’t get that line sorted out eli will continue to take a pounding and zero run game…have at it dez…just a sideline outburst waiting to happen

  15. Not a Giants fan, but that would be a heck of a receiving group if it happens. On the flip side it could be twice the head aches.

  16. The Giants would, I’m sure, be thrilled to have two divas complaining because they weren’t getting enough passes … or attention. I can’t envision a Dez contract with the Giants happening.

  17. That’s the LAST thing the Giants needs… two of the league’s top drama kings on the same team.

  18. He’d literally have to settle for like, 1 or 2 million this year.

    After reading the article: He’d have to settle for 1 or 2 million this year.

  19. Having a good buddy of mine absolutely love the cowboys and worship dez for years. His hatred/betrayal for Dez after he would sign with the Giants would be something truly special to me.

  20. This is irresponsible reporting. To report “Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants” based off him simply complimenting their defense and QB (read the quote in the article, that’s all it is) is very misleading. This is clickbait.

  21. velociraptorwithscissors says:
    April 17, 2018 at 8:53 am
    This is irresponsible reporting. To report “Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants” based off him simply complimenting their defense and QB (read the quote in the article, that’s all it is) is very misleading. This is clickbait.

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    You must be new around here…

  22. Hey Dez, the Giants don’t want you and the headache and cancer you would become, I can see Dez yelling at Eli and the New Coach Pat Shurmur if he isn’t getting his or touches!!!!!

  23. I’m sure if the Giants were really interested they could come up with a pay scheme that could make him fit — a couple of creative contract re-writes could do it. I’m not sure they would be willing to provide the same support structure that Jerry Jones had to implement to help him stay on track off the field though. Would make for a really interesting season.

  24. I am sure Dez will get plenty of offers around 2 mil per. I am equally sure that no team will be interested at 12 mil per.
    So the question becomes “Will Dez swallow his pride and play or will he continue to be a diva and sit?”

  25. Bryant has earned enough money in his career that he could live a life of luxury without ever working again if he has been careful with his money. My giess is he hasn’t been careful and needs a big pay day to fund his lifestyle.

    I don’t expect any team to offer $8mm or more. Bryant is still good but he is not the great receiver he was 5 years ago.

    Bryant is probably worth the risk at $5mm but many teams would pass anyway at that level. If Bryant was willing to sign at the veteran minimum I expect that practically every team would sign him. However, I find it hard to imagine Bryant would play in 2018 for less than $5mm. As a result, it wouldn’t surprise me if Bryant isn’t in the NFL in 2018. There is a realistic chance no team is willing to offer him $5mm.

  26. I want a lot of things. That’s great that he wants to play for Giants. Giants don’t need him. Have plenty of other things they need to fix (RB, O line, CB)

  27. kjdd22 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 7:13 am
    Sign Bryant and draft Barkley and all of a sudden the Cowboys are worried.
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    Cowboys fans will cheer wildly if NY passes on a future QB for Barkley… As long as Eli (who don’t forget was benched last year for GENO SMITH), is taking the snaps for the Giants, neither the Cowboys nor ANYBODY else is worried.

  28. Please God no.

    Dez and OBJ in New York will go over about as well as TO and OchoCinco did in Cincinnati. What did they win, maybe 4 games that year? And weren’t two wins without the gruesome twosome?

    This is the last thing our team needs right now

  29. How many podunk sports talk stations are called The Fan that are not actually WFAN? I’m thinking a lot.

  30. First of all, I don’t see this happening at all, secondly, if the guy really wanted to stay in the NFC East, it appears Washington was his best bet until he alienated them by picking the Giants. Dez, you need to think things through son….

  31. RoofDude says:

    April 17, 2018 at 6:48 am

    That would be a tough tandem to defend.
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    ……….. in court…

  32. Woukd I take Dez Bryant over Brandon Marshall for 1 year? Absolutely. My only concern is Dez/Odell being a couple of maniacs together and being a colossal distraction. But the thought of Beckham, Dez, Sheppard, Engram and maybe even Saquon would be an insane combination of talent.
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    Maybe your only concern should be the O-line. 6 Jerry Rices wouldn’t do a thing with Eli picking up his body parts off the turf every other play. But hey, I would love to play a team twice a year with a 2nd string O-line starting all year.

  33. I think every NFL team has a Diva Quotient, if nothing else, to keep the locker room at a sane level. Anybody who signs Dez brings their Diva Quotient close to the Max Level. The Giants have already surpassed their Diva Quotient times two with having OBJ just show up, there is no way they can consider signing Dez.

  34. I am always right, right? says:
    April 17, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Woukd I take Dez Bryant over Brandon Marshall for 1 year? Absolutely. My only concern is Dez/Odell being a couple of maniacs together and being a colossal distraction. But the thought of Beckham, Dez, Sheppard, Engram and maybe even Saquon would be an insane combination of talent.
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    Maybe your only concern should be the O-line. 6 Jerry Rices wouldn’t do a thing with Eli picking up his body parts off the turf every other play. But hey, I would love to play a team twice a year with a 2nd string O-line starting all year.
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    The offensive line narrative is over with. It’s 2018. Moves have been made.

    Keep up, sonny boy.

  35. football players window of opportunity to make any money is short. And most of them end up with nothing. I never hate on a guy when he says pay me. we would all say the same thing.

  36. Marshall will be cut as soon as he can pass his physical, which will be shortly after the draft or once OTAs begin.

    They have to pay Odell and have their rookie pool monies designated, but Dez would have to accept no more than what Marshall was making in order to come here. Not even CLE would give him anything close to what he made in Dallas.

  37. The Giants really don’t need Dez. They really need to draft that RB from Penn State though. Can you imagine how tough they would be to stop offensively? You would have to play them straight up because you have to respect the pass and run. Their offensive line would have to play better to make this work and they just signed that offensive tackle from the Patriots. I hope they draft a quarterback!

  38. If this idiot would have worried about refining his craft and the little nuances of his position, he wouldn’t be unemployed today. This is this guy’s problem. Worry about playing your position well and everything else will fall into place.

    Dez, take some advice; Go see Larry Fitzgerald. He’ll take the time and teach you the little things you still need to be effective at this point in your career.

  39. So you telling me your ONLY motivation is to play the Cowboys twice, come on man, please stop it with that mess. Your motivation should be wanting to get a ring, get out of your feelings!

  40. Dez should go to Arizona, who will trade Brady AND Gronk for two 1sts, two 2nds, and two 3rds!!…The cards are desperate to compete in the NFC West, and neither Gronk nor Brady want to play without each other or FOR Belichick!!!!!

  41. .
    It’s interesting to note that the Rams traded it’s #1 pick for Brandin Cooks rather than wait for Dez to be released.
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  42. Flash1287 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Again, I thought he said he wanted to play with a real QB
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    Poor guy. You really can’t get over those two monumental Super Bowl losses to the Giants, can you? I know because you bash Eli and the Giants on every single article.

    Pathetic. Eli 2 – Brady 0

  43. Make all the jokes you want, OBJ Dez and Shep and possibly Barkley is just insane….Oh and for all of you guys commenting about OBJ and Dez crying for touches, go ahead and actually watch a Giants game, dude never cries when he doesn’t get the look…he’s just incredibly immature on the sideline, over things he shouldn’t be worrying about, you’ll never see him in Eli’s face the way Dez likes to do it..

  44. Instead of trying to stick it to Dallas twice a year how about asking the man in the mirror if he can still play this game at a high level. You are bitter but the fact is you didn’t produce. Fix yourself before you try to seek revenge on a team that had every right to cut you.

  45. helicopterpilot13 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:28 am
    He’s not gonna play for anyone. The NFL is tired of these fools. We are seeing it more and more, the owners just aren’t putting up with it any more.

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    Good i theory, and I would love it but then you would have to explain:

    Suh. Bennett, Gordon, Burfict, Pacman, OBJ, and so on.

  46. Ugadogs21 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:12 am
    Janoris Jenkins has to be laughing. The entire defense is laughing.
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    Jackrabbit has stated that he is in favor of the Giants signing Dez.

    No one ever accused most people on here of knowing much of anything, though.

  47. SBLIIChampionEagles says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:13 am
    As an Eagles fan, I highly approve of Dez and OBJ on the Giants together. Implode from 2 directions at the same time lol
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    We’ll see if you’re laughing when that fluke year turns around and you’re back to 8-8.

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