Report: Mutual interest between Dez Bryant, Browns

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The chances of Dez Bryant landing with the Browns appear to be improving.

Shortly after a report from Cleveland that the Browns reached out to Bryant about a one-year deal went public, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that there is interest from Bryant in joining the team. Rapoport adds that the Browns are now working on scheduling a visit with Bryant with Monday pegged as a strong possibility.

If Bryant does sign with the Browns, he would give them an experienced piece in the receiving corps at a moment when it is uncertain when Josh Gordon might rejoin the team. Gordon is on the did not report list after announcing he would not be at the start of training camp while utilizing “the resources available to me that will ensure my well-being on and off the field.”

The Browns also announced this week that wideout Ricardo Louis will miss the entire season due to a neck injury, so there’s space in the receiving group for a new addition. If things continue trending in the same direction they’ve gone on Friday, it seems like Bryant will be the choice.

43 responses to “Report: Mutual interest between Dez Bryant, Browns

  1. A team trying to rebound from 20 years of futility and irrelevance by finally getting a corps of young talent to work together. And bow you want to hire a selfish diva receiver with a history of underforming on the field and getting in trouble off of it…..Browns gonna Browns

  2. You put Landry in the slot with Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon split out wide? .. The Browns running backs might just gain 300 yards a game with all that dime defense out on the field. Fantasy owners, be bullish on Browns Running backs. This is going to be a fun offense to watch.

  3. Dez Bryant: cant run routes, no speed, cant catch the ball, bad team mate, selfserving and egotistical, 31 other teams have zero or less interest in him.

    Why do the Browns want this guy and who’s paying for Dezs babysitter?

  4. Nobody that has watched Cowboys games on a regular basis for the last several years has any illusions that Bryant has potential to be anything better than a mediocre WR #2 and a potential red zone threat. IF the QB can throw him open like Romo could. He hurt his foot several years ago and what speed he did have is now gone. He never ran good routes. The guy who said something about Gordon and Dez outside being some kind of defensive nightmare must be playing Madden 2013 or something with his Bryant expectations. Add in his baggage and you are asking for trouble.

  5. Why doesn’t the factory of sadness just stop adding sadness? When does it all implode and Cleveland just kills it off and says, Let’s just fire everyone, dissolve this thing, and make a new team?

  6. tedbundysson says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    Nobody that has watched Cowboys games on a regular basis for the last several years has any illusions that Bryant has potential to be anything better than a mediocre WR #2 and a potential red zone threat. IF the QB can throw him open like Romo could. He hurt his foot several years ago and what speed he did have is now gone. He never ran good routes. The guy who said something about Gordon and Dez outside being some kind of defensive nightmare must be playing Madden 2013 or something with his Bryant expectations. Add in his baggage and you are asking for trouble.

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    Maybe the issue was less about Dez and more about Dez’s QB

  7. Honestly feel bad for Dez.

    Goes from “only NFC East teams” to “only NFC East or 49ers” to “only contenders” to the… Browns…lolololololol.

  8. Tough.

    Like OchoUno/T.O. (HALL OF FAME), Dez needs a Big Arm to throw to him.

    Dez would be a better addition to the Seahacks [sic] with Russell Wilson.
    T-Rod (Tyrod Taylor) is okay, but not an elite QB just now, if ever he will be.

    That is Just Keepin’ It Real, peeps.

  9. Wait for it. Browns will give him a mega contract as they wait another 5 years for Gordon to be released from the Belmont Mental Health facility. Browns gotta Brown.

  10. Ravens? No thanks man! I wanna go to a team where I can browbeat another young quarterback and destroy his confidence and concentration.

  11. Of course Dez is interested, he’s out of work & the Browns might be his last chance.

  12. Hope you saved your money Dez…cuz if you even do get signed by Browns or some other dumb team….it will be for cheap…and for 1 year..and this is your last year in the nfl.

  13. Why would the Browns want(or need) an alligator arms receiver? Makes no sense. Last stop on the train to nowhere.

  14. Maybe, just maybe, when the Browns run out of a ridiculous amount of cap room–which now should be in three or four years considering all the top ten draft picks as well as more first rounders, and now all the diva receivas (can T-Rod handle Diva Bryant AND Jarvis Landry? Funny that the Patriots (and I’m no Pats fan!) always let diva players go and then develop youngsters to be just as good as the players who left and still contend every year–but the Browns do the opposite. I hope the Browns finally get out of the misery they are in, but until they develop a team the way it should be developed, it’s not happening (but I guarantee it–with all those big names they will sell tickets, never mind making playoffs). And memo to Jarvis–you’re gonna wish you’d taken the Dolphins offer by the end of the year.

  15. The hate for Dez is real. I don’t get it. As an NFL fan I saw most of his games last year and he dominated in an offense that was based on Elliot getting all the touches. I’d much rather Dez be on my team than facing my team on Sunday’s.

  16. minnesotablizzard says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    Erick Decker and Dez would be sweet, add pac-man for that defensive room. This team can do things if the coaching isn’t horrible
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    What is Hue’s record? 1-31??
    I think the coaching his horrible.

  17. One year for 7 mil what have the Browns got to lose ? Another game?
    Who the hell would care ?
    Hell, give the plonker a shot and see what happens. Nothing to lose here.

  18. Dez honestly needs to play for the Steelers, The guy is a one trick pony great at deep jump ball situations and mediocre or bad at most other things.. He also has questionable hands, I was blown away how many balls he dropped when i watched dallas games..

    Big Ben would be his best shot at resurrecting his career, If he is smart play 1 year for veteran minimum and cash in with the steelers or someother team next year but you need Big Bens scrambling ability and ability to throw a deep ball Dez..

    I’m not a steelers fan but its obvious to me that is the place for him.

  19. Hey Dez, When you walk into that locker room remember. Your not Dez!!!! anymore, your Desmond Bryant. Your definitely not the same player that struck fear in defenses singlehandedly. Though I think fans don’t give You enough credit on your 50/50 ball and your Hands.. You have a chance to rewrite alot of negativity about yourself. So please show the Browns some class and don’t $#&£ up… Sincerely A fan of Birdz….

  20. BayAreaBrownsBacker says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    You put Landry in the slot with Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon split out wide? .. The Browns running backs might just gain 300 yards a game with all that dime defense out on the field
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    Sure. Now all they need to do is sign TO and they’ll be all set.

  21. Dorsey is following the Ron Wolf playbook – Go ahead, read it, it’s called The Packer Way. Written in or around 1997, it was his statement on how to rebuild a moribund franchise (or organization) and this applies to front office staff as well as players.

    Bring ’em in. Look at ’em. If they’re better than what you already have. Slot ’em in. Upgrade….upgrade….upgrade… even if it’s just a transaction improving your back-ups or special teams.

    If they’re not better than what you have. Thank them for their time and move on to the next one.

    Browns fans need to remember that there really wasn’t much of a “base” to build on after decades of roster mismanagement. Just as when Ron Wolf joined the Green Bay Packers back in the early 90’s. Unfortunately, Mike Holmgren forgot the read the darned book on his pass through in Cleveland.

    Man … I remember when Wolf brought in Andre Rison during the ’96 season, I just about crapped a screaming worm because he had rep for being something of a kook and to use a term tossed around pretty liberally these days, a locker room ‘cancer’. Pack’s receiving corps was decimated by injury – enter “Bad Moon”. One of the many plug ‘n’ play moves by Wolf that year. Rison scored the first TD in SB31 amongst other big plays that regular season.

    Hang in there Cleveland fans. Good things are coming. The thing is being re-built the right way.

  22. minnesotablizzard says:

    July 27, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Erick Decker and Dez would be sweet, add pac-man for that defensive room. This team can do things if the coaching isn’t horrible
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    Great idea….Dez and “Pacman” in the same clubhouse…..what could go wrong?

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