Report: Packers not expected to sign Dez Bryant

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Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant is going to sign with the Packers, but Witten was hired by ESPN to be an analyst, not a reporter.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Packers are not expected to sign Bryant.

The Packers did have some interest in Bryant when he was first released by the Cowboys, according to the report. But after the Packers drafted wide receiver J'Mon Moore in the fourth round, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth round and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown in the sixth round, that interest waned.

Bryant has had a hard time finding any team willing to sign him. Although he was once among the league’s elite receivers, his production has declined of late, and he hasn’t always been known as the easiest player to get along with, which could scare some teams off. He still has a couple months before training camps open to find a team.

103 responses to “Report: Packers not expected to sign Dez Bryant

  1. Say what you want about Dez, but for him to be unemployed, and have no interest is insane. I realize he isn’t a $10m a year player any more, but he’s significantly better than many guys on rosters. He will most likely play for the minimum, and he can still get the ball. I wonder if there is a missing piece of the story that will come out later.

  2. thegreatgabbert says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Maybe they were worried he’d be distracted by the bright lights and night life of Green Bay, Wisconsin

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    LOL^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Although they just built a new picture show theater.

  3. I am sure watching those three late round rookie WRs play their first season of pro ball will bring back memories of watching the three little pigskins for many fans.

  4. Prescott ruined Dez’s career and forced Witten to retire , both Beaseley and williams had horrible seasons also. So everybody else stinks and poor poor Dak . It’s never his fault.

  5. Dez will have no problem getting an offer once he/agent accept and make it known they are not asking for top tier pay/status. That may not happen for another few months.

  6. flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Although they just built a new picture show theater.

    /////////////////////////////////
    Yes, It’s a fine picture show theater. They show highlights of the 13 world championships won by the Packers. And in Minnesota they show which of the 4 Super Bowl losses?

  7. footballtruthteller says:

    Say what you want about Dez, but for him to be unemployed, and have no interest is insane. I realize he isn’t a $10m a year player any more, but he’s significantly better than many guys on rosters. He will most likely play for the minimum, and he can still get the ball. I wonder if there is a missing piece of the story that will come out later.

    Ummm, no, he won’t want to play for the league minimum as is evidenced by him turning down the only contract offered to him–3 years for $21M. I guess he didn’t think it was enough to feed his family. He’s not very bright.

  8. As a longtime Cowboy fan and current little league coach, I wouldn’t even sign Dez to play pee wee football… When u have bad hands as a receiver, not good!!!!

  9. footballtruthteller says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Say what you want about Dez, but for him to be unemployed, and have no interest is insane. I realize he isn’t a $10m a year player any more, but he’s significantly better than many guys on rosters. He will most likely play for the minimum, and he can still get the ball. I wonder if there is a missing piece of the story that will come out later.

    ———————————————

    Like TO, his attitude isn’t worth the hassle regardless of his skill level. If Dez Bryant isn’t thrown to enough or feels like he’s being ignored, he’ll complain to the media and become a locker room cancer. Many teams would rather sign a less talented player because they are smarter, work harder, and are a way better mentor to younger players.

  10. The bright lights and nightlife in Green Bay, WI.
    I almost fell out my chair laughing!!!!!
    Then some GB packer fan comes on here talking about their history. I’m on the floor fellas, laughing waaaaay too hard!!!
    Wooooooooooo!!

  11. So he ca turn down a contract with the ravems and thrn scream collusion?

    No he WAY over estimated his value on the market… and now he needs to dral with it like a grown up instead of throwing a fit as he does on th3 sidelines

  12. Why not take a 1 year prove it deal and see if he can help AR out. Oh yeah forgot the Packers don’t like to give Number 12 any help. What a waste of a top 3 QB every year.

  13. Dez and DRC are in the same boat. Somebody is going to sign them and it would be dumb of either of them not to let things play out for a while. This isnt a Kap or Reid situation. They will get offers when teams start having holes in their rosters.

  14. First, Witten said he had zero inside info, he was offering an opinion of where he thought Dez would go. He also stated he could see Dez fitting in New Orleans. Basically, he said Dez would go somewhere that had an established QB who could throw the back shoulder ball and give him a chance to high point balls. Let’s tap the brakes on 82 sucking as an analyst. He was on a pod cast and not “breaking news”. It was a conversation. Secondly, if you can’t win with route running or speed and you only have two possible route options to win with, I doubt there will be a line out the door for your WR services. Combine that with being hard to deal with when things don’t go your way and that’s why Dez is unsigned. It’s not like the 31 other teams don’t have access to the tape he’s put out over the last two years. It’s not collusion. It’s called not working to be excellent at your craft and finding other ways to win when your athletic skills diminish.

  15. I imagine teams realize that he’s going to be looking to get force fed the ball 15 times a game so he can pad his stats for a big pay day and don’t want to deal with his pouting.

  16. Vikings28:
    For the previews in GB theaters, they rerun last year’s NFC Championship Game.

  17. vikings28 says:

    Then some GB packer fan comes on here talking about their history. I’m on the floor fellas, laughing waaaaay too hard!!!
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    We applaud you sir. It takes a real man to laugh at themselves, especially given the vikings history vs the Packers history. I know its a tough pill to swallow. Touche – way to be a good sport – as usual. Here is your 3rd place trophy. Put it in a safe spot.

  18. Hey! Where’s Bill Tetley? How come he’s not admonishing his fellow usual suspects for posting the same drivel they’ve been posting for the last ten years? What’s with that?

    Very selective.

  19. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I am sure watching those three late round rookie WRs play their first season of pro ball will bring back memories of watching the three little pigskins for many fans.

    ______________________

    Who or what are “the three little pigskins”? I think this calls for yet another explanatory post.

  20. And this young kids is why your on field value better be able to produce beyond your locker room value. If your coach uses more than 1/53 of his efforts on you … welp, this happens.

  21. Sorry billtetley, but the only reason Viking trolls show up on Packer threads is to pick fights. That’s it.

  22. Like TO, his attitude isn’t worth the hassle regardless of his skill level. If Dez Bryant isn’t thrown to enough or feels like he’s being ignored, he’ll complain to the media and become a locker room cancer. Many teams would rather sign a less talented player because they are smarter, work harder, and are a way better mentor to younger players.

    —————————-

    When did you ever hear of Dez causing ANY trouble in the locker room? Stop being a puppet & being strung along…geeeeesh! There’s no shame in just saying you don’t know why he’s not signed yet.

  23. thegreatgabbert says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Maybe they were worried he’d be distracted by the bright lights and night life of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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    I heard they have 3 Applebee’s now! That’s big time!

  24. Whatever production Dez would have in GB would be at the expense of a rookie or two in their WR pipeline. You can’t hide ALL of them on the practice squad. Those WRs make the 53 by also playing special teams – something you know Dez will not do.

    So – which draft pick at WR are you willing to either lose completely or stunt their growth and development for at least 1 year so you can sign a guy like Dez? Poor route runner, drops the ball a lot, malcontent on the side line and a guy who can’t separate at all?

    And while Dak isn’t nearly what everyone wants to believe he is, Dak isn’t responsible for his WR’s to run a proper route, catch the ball when it IS thrown to him and to get separation. Something Dez has had issues with for the last couple of years.

  25. milkcan44 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Vikings28:
    For the previews in GB theaters, they rerun last year’s NFC Championship Game.
    ________

    You mean even the Green Bay theater owners expect the Vikings to return to the NFC championship game? Makes sense, but don’t expect the same result as last year. For that kind of redundancy, just check out stellar’s comments.

  26. I’m mostly surprised the Redskins have been able to tie Dan Snyder to the chair and keep him from picking up the phone getting Dez in and signing a massive 3 yr 38 million contract

  27. This fan of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles is not concerned with Dez Bryant, as our top 4 receivers are better than him and are not drama-queens to boot.

  28. Calling this “collusion” is plain-out stupid.

    Signing this guy slows down the development of the young receivers. There are three draft picks and a few free agent signings out to win roster spots.

    He would take up a roster spot of a guy who could have much greater long term value to the team.

    And is not a problem-child in the locker room.

    The Packer do not make short term decisions.

    That is in their DNA.

    Dez, if he were to come aboard, would be a short term decision.

    That’s NOT collusion.

  29. aardvark4gb12qb15 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Although they just built a new picture show theater.

    /////////////////////////////////
    Yes, It’s a fine picture show theater. They show highlights of the 13 world championships won by the Packers. And in Minnesota they show which of the 4 Super Bowl losses

    ///////////////////////

    Pretty tough to show highlights of 5 of those championships seeing they didn’t start televising football until 1939.

  30. I’m not surprised Viking trolls feel threatened by the Packers’ probable return to the top of the division. That’s why they like to pick fights, because it makes them feel better about themselves.

    The strange thing is………people in Minnesota in-general seem to be fight-pickers. Everywhere you go, there’s somebody mouthing off about something. If their sense of entitlement is threatened, that’s how they respond.

    Weird.

  31. It wasn’t a catch. It really wasn’t by the NFL rule of what is a catch. Hate the rule if you want, but it was called right. I was watching with some friends and family, during the replay I said, “by rule, it should be over turned, but I doubt they will because the refs call whatever they want whenever they want, consistency is just not their game, their priorities are Las Vegas” I was right and wrong at the same time… but really, let’s be honest, still right on both accounts.

  32. Que “Dez Bryant files collusion suite aginst the NFL” in 3…2…
    Dez can blame his unemployment on his role in ” All or Nothing” – The other 31 potential suitors saw EXACTLY what they’d be getting !

  33. I’m on the floor fellas, laughing waaaaay too hard!!!
    Wooooooooooo!!
    ——
    You need to quit watching the replay of the nfccg man. It’s not healthy.

  34. Im a Giants fan and despise the Boys (and the Skins and Eagles equally as much), but when did Dez ever yell “collusion”? You guys are making things up because he never said that. I know you hate him but be fair.

  35. stellarperformance says:
    May 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    I’m not surprised Viking trolls feel threatened by the Packers’ probable return to the top of the division. That’s why they like to pick fights, because it makes them feel better about themselves.

    The strange thing is………people in Minnesota in-general seem to be fight-pickers. Everywhere you go, there’s somebody mouthing off about something. If their sense of entitlement is threatened, that’s how they respond.

    Weird

    /////////////////////////////

    No, this is how we respond………….yawn

    Next

  36. Forget studying the playbook, Aaron Rodgers is going to have to spend all off season and most of training camp just learning how to pronounce those receivers names.

  37. chawk12thman says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm
    Dez will have no problem getting an offer once he/agent accept and make it known they are not asking for top tier pay/status. That may not happen for another few months.
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    And there you gavme it. This is exactly the issue. These guys get cut by a team that is looking to clear cap space and they think other teams are going to fall all over themselves. They dont seem to get that their elite greatness days are behind them and now they are just a role piece. If they are willing to embrace that salary and position as a role piece and that level of salary they can thrive in that role since they do have skills to offer. But thats where they are at now. It seems to escape them if they were at the game changing elite level they would not have been a cap casualty.it was that they were being paid as such while not being that any more. Hopefully Dez realuzes this and signs the right sort of contract that gives him a few more years of action.

    Frankly Reid and Kaepernick made this mistake too. Both thought they were some elite player all the teams would fall all over themselves to get and then made the wrong deal over it when that wasnt how the check writers saw it. Had each come into the market looking for role player (in Kaeps case backup) money they might be signed now. (Reid possibly not because he is the sort of decision that doesnt get made until teams have evaluated what they have in camp already). But now both have taken a bad path so getting signed even for low money is going to be tough.

  38. Why isn’t the Head Writer spinning articles on Dez’s behalf? Clearly NFL teams are shying away from signing Bryant due to the Production/Distraction Factor scale.

    I’m curious why in the Head Writer’s eyes the Distraction Factor doesn’t play the same for Kaepernick? Because his protests matches your particular brand of politics? Why should that matter? If a team decides for themselves that the Talent doesn’t overcome the Distraction Factor, why can’t they choose not to sign the player without it being collusion?? No matter what the distraction is.

  39. jimmysee says:
    May 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Calling this “collusion” is plain-out stupid.

    Signing this guy slows down the development of the young receivers. There are three draft picks and a few free agent signings out to win roster spots.

    He would take up a roster spot of a guy who could have much greater long term value to the team.

    And is not a problem-child in the locker room.

    The Packer do not make short term decisions.

    That is in their DNA.

    Dez, if he were to come aboard, would be a short term decision.

    That’s NOT collusion.
    __________

    They’re joking.

    Packer fans: Self-important and no sense of humor.

  40. stellarperformance says:
    May 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I’m not surprised Viking trolls feel threatened by the Packers’ probable return to the top of the division. That’s why they like to pick fights, because it makes them feel better about themselves.

    The strange thing is………people in Minnesota in-general seem to be fight-pickers. Everywhere you go, there’s somebody mouthing off about something. If their sense of entitlement is threatened, that’s how they respond.

    Weird.
    __________

    Thank you for posting that comment again. I had almost forgotten it.

    And are you a bit? There’s no way you could miss the irony of a representative of the most entitled fanbase in all of sports talking about someone else’s sense of entitlement being threatened. The only reason you ever say anything here is to put down Viking fans who have the audacity to suggest the Packers won’t be directly seeded into the Super Bowl this year.

  41. vikings28 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    The bright lights and nightlife in Green Bay, WI.
    I almost fell out my chair laughing!!!!!
    Then some GB packer fan comes on here talking about their history. I’m on the floor fellas, laughing waaaaay too hard!!!
    Wooooooooooo!!

    ……………………………………………………………………………..

    Then to finish it off, you probably watched WebCam shots of the spiders spinning new webs in the Minnesota team`s trophy case. Wooooooooo!!

  42. I spoke with Brian & Mike earlier today and if Bryant is to be a Green Bay Packer he’ll be doing it at the league minimum, we don’t over pay for what “you’ve done in the past” 915k take it or leave Dez…oh and a VERY SHINY RING in February.

  43. “Looks like Whitten is going to fit in fine at the four letter.”

    “Good start Witten…heck of a job so far.”
    ===============================================
    To be fair, Witten never said or even suggested that Dez was going to GB. He simply mentioned that he thought he’d be a good fit there and listed some reasons why he felt that way.

  44. ” He will most likely play for the minimum, and he can still get the ball.”

    =================================

    He turned down a 3yr/21mil offer from Baltimore so I’m not so sure he’ll play for the minimum. Also, have you seen him play the last few years? He can’t still get the ball. At least not even close to the way he used to. That Seattle game last year was brutal for Dez. Sure, people say “he’s jusy very emotional”. That’s not necessarily been a good thing for him. You can’t sit on the sidelines and cry when you’re having a bad day like he did against Seattle. Emotion is not necessarily equal to focus.

  45. “Although he was once among the league’s elite receivers, his production has declined of late, and he hasn’t always been known as the easiest player to get along with…”

    Sounds like Dez and Aaron would make a good pair – once among the league’s elite QB, but based on his last game – his ability to throw the Hail Mary is gone. And Aaron’s always been been known as having an attitude/chip on his shoulder.

    Yup, Dez and Aaron are made for each other.

  46. Shinnbone says:
    May 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    and a VERY SHINY RING in February.
    ==================================================

    Packers will be lucky to win 6 games!

  47. Any company weighs the benefits vs the negatives in
    hiring an employee. Is Dez worth the hassle? Does his
    talent outweigh his his inability to be a team player?
    Do you want him around your rookies?
    I can’t see teams really investing in him. Other teams
    know how much crap Jerry Jones will put up with. It is usually
    far, far more than most organizations. He must be a cancer if
    Jerry walked away, not even asking Dez to take a pay cut speaks
    volumes.

  48. Witten just did what literally every other “reporter” does, he regurgitated whatever rumor he heard. Without a second thought. Wether it’s from Dez, an anonymous source, or fat Jack the barber. That’s all media is now.

  49. Jason Witten didn’t say 100% for sure that is where Dez will end up. It was his opinion because someone asked for it.
    Dez is still the boss on a slant, no doubt about it. He has said it’s not about money, it’s about where he wants to be. Im sure he will sign somewhere eventually.

  50. In other news……..Jason Witten is reporting that the trophy case in Minnesota’s new McStadium is in danger of collapsing under the tremendous weight of the collected hardware.
    Stay Tuned!

  51. Remember when Dez took a shot at “Garret’s guys”? And the Cowboys “team captains”?
    I believe this was a subtle return by Witten. Witten knows full well Dez is a terrible match with Rodgers. So hang him out to dry in front of everyone the Dez way. What comes around…

    Rogers “Relax”…”Just relax”.

    Dez “LET’S GO!!! GET ME THE BALL!! I’M OPEN!! THROW IT!! WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!”

  52. To all that have brought up “collusion” ( incl. myself! ) – was done JOKINGLY of course!
    But speaking from my own beliefs – Dez doing it something like that would NOT be
    out of character for him.
    I still believe he CAN contribute to a PARTICULAR style of Offense & possibly still be an integral part to said Offense!

  53. Edward Halverson says:
    May 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Shinnbone says:
    May 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    and a VERY SHINY RING in February.
    ==================================================

    Packers will be lucky to win 6 games!

    =================================================

    Now that gambling is legal via SCOTUS. I’ll take that 6 wins bet for 500k.

  54. I year prove it deal like Alshon proved in Philly. Dez is still a very good player, no reason this guy should be on the open market.

  55. I amazed that Chuckie hasn’t signed Dez yet he seems to think that every over the hill player is his ticket back to the Superbowl

  56. He was too good to sign with the Ravens. Now he will waste away and sign a vet minimum contract, probably with the Pats because they always scoop up the gutter trash nobody else wants. Then they have an average year and their fans start praying to Bill like he’s God.

  57. Nobody thought to shore up their WR core by ignoring the opening of free agency, and the draft, while earmarking 10 mil/year in hopes there would be a superstar available in May.

    There just isn’t the easy money out there for him right now.

    If I had to guess, I would probably say the 49ers end up signing him for between 5-7 mil per, for a 1-2 year deal. As a football fan, I would find that a compelling situation. As a Seahawks fan, I would worry it would succeed while rooting for it to blow up in everyone’s faces.

  58. Nobody thought to shore up their WR core by ignoring the opening of free agency, and the draft, while earmarking 10 mil/year in hopes there would be a superstar available in May.

    There just isn’t the easy money out there for him right now.

    If I had to guess, I would probably say the 49ers end up signing him for between 5-7 mil per, for a 1-2 year deal. As a football fan, I would find that a compelling situation. As a Seahawks fan, I would worry it would succeed while rooting for it to blow up in everyone’s faces.

  59. aardvark4gb12qb15 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Although they just built a new picture show theater.

    /////////////////////////////////
    Yes, It’s a fine picture show theater. They show highlights of the 13 world championships won by the Packers. And in Minnesota they show which of the 4 Super Bowl losses

    ————–

    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league

  60. Viking trolls are desperate for respect, so they try to force it by picking fights. Brilliant.

  61. nhpats says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:39 am
    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Celtics. Yankees. Canadiens. Tell them.

  62. No $udden moves by the revamped gb front office. They have yet to give aaron the combination to the “team”‘s bank vault.

  63. stellarperformance says:

    May 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Viking trolls are desperate for respect, so they try to force it by picking fights. Brilliant
    =========================================
    broken record. surprise, surprise.

  64. stellarperformance says:

    May 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

    nhpats says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:39 am
    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Celtics. Yankees. Canadiens. Tell them.
    =======================================

    We don’t have to. They don’t brag about trophies past like Packers fans do.

    They look forward , not backwards.

    1939 has nothing to do with 2018.

  65. nhpats says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:39 am
    aardvark4gb12qb15 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Although they just built a new picture show theater.

    /////////////////////////////////
    Yes, It’s a fine picture show theater. They show highlights of the 13 world championships won by the Packers. And in Minnesota they show which of the 4 Super Bowl losses

    ————–

    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league.

    \\\\\\\\\

    Then watch the other 7. That’s still more than your Pats.

    Or you could also watch your 5 superbowl losses. .500

  66. nhpats says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:39 am
    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league
    ___________________________

    Now you’re just spreading misinformation.
    Green Bay never won a Title with merely 6 teams in the league, and I’ve never heard of the Akron Spark Plugs.
    Were they any good?

    All of Green Bay’s Championships, that’s to say, Tittles won after a playoff system was installed and a Championship game was put in place to decide a Champion, were against teams that still play in the NFL today.

    Those teams include:

    Redskins
    Giants
    Giants
    Giants
    Giants
    Browns
    Chiefs
    Raiders
    Patriots
    Steelers

    Are any of those teams worthy of your esteem.
    I certainly hope so.
    I’d simply be crushed if they weren’t.

  67. The funny thing is that the ones bragging the most about the 13 titles have been alive for 2 of them. And the 1st one they were messing the Underoos for.

  68. Viking trolls are desperate for respect, so they try to force it by picking fights. Brilliant.
    ———-
    Nah, I don’t look for respect because of a football team that I follow. I just like poking fun of those that do.

  69. Not surprising. They wouldn’t keep Jordy why would these get this guy. Both are past their prime. Green bay is better off going younger and cheaper at the position. With a QB like Rodgers you can just keep developing WR’s.

  70. wafflestomp says:
    May 16, 2018 at 10:32 am
    nhpats says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:39 am
    Nobody cares about “championships” won against the Akron Spark Plugs when there were 6 teams in the league
    ___________________________
    Now you’re just spreading misinformation.
    Green Bay never won a Title with merely 6 teams in the league, and I’ve never heard of the Akron Spark Plugs.
    Were they any good?
    All of Green Bay’s Championships, that’s to say, Tittles won after a playoff system was installed and a Championship game was put in place to decide a Champion, were against teams that still play in the NFL today.
    Those teams include:
    Redskins
    Giants
    Giants
    Giants
    Giants
    Browns
    Chiefs
    Raiders
    Patriots
    Steelers
    Are any of those teams worthy of your esteem.
    I certainly hope so.
    I’d simply be crushed if they weren’t
    ///////////////////////////////
    Okay, but before all those great franchises were around the packers played the:
    Frankfort Yellow Jackets
    Boston Bulldogs
    Staten Island Stapletons
    Providence Steam Roller
    Orange Tornadoes
    Buffalo Bisons
    Dayton Triangles.
    Are those teams worthy of your esteem? I would certainly hope not, because the packers won a championship playing these powerhouses. And listing the Giants 4 times does not make your argument any stronger. Staten Island Stapletons, snicker

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