Browns offered Dez Bryant base deal worth less than $5 million

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The Browns remain interested signing receiver Dez Bryant to a contract, and receiver Dez Bryant remains not interested in signing a contract with the Browns.

Bryant is believed by some to be waiting for a better team. He also could be waiting for a better offer from the Browns. Per a league source, the Browns offered Bryant a deal with a base value of less than $5 million.

It’s not known what Bryant wants; it’s not known whether Bryant himself knows what he wants. For now, though, he remains content to bide his time, waiting for something. Contending team, better opportunity, more familiar offense, larger salary, or some combination of those or other factors.

He’s in no hurry because he has made plenty of money in his eight NFL seasons. But, as one source explained it, there’s a chance he could sign with a team tomorrow or in two months. Ultimately, it comes down to what he wants to do, and when he wants to do it.

Really, isn’t that the way it should be? As long as he realizes that, with each passing day, it will be harder to make an impact right away, it’s his prerogative to decide when and where and whether to sign.

67 responses to “Browns offered Dez Bryant base deal worth less than $5 million

  1. Browns actually offered him a few millions more than he’s worth. Kudo’s to Cleveland Land where QB’s go to die.

  2. He gets too far out and he’ll find his way out of the league. He’s not a bright guy that can pick up a playbook, so his impact will be limited, and he will show poorly for a deal next year.

  3. 5 mill?

    It was less than 2 mill.

    He should take whatever is offered. I am sick of hearing about this fool.

  4. What an idiot. First Baltimore offers him a decent deal, then Cleveland offers him less, now does he think his value is going to suddenly start to go up?

  5. He’s boarding the ‘Kaepernick saying no to Denver’s offer’ train. All aboard Dez! Next stop will be the league minimum when desperation sets in but at least you ain’t being blackballed.

  6. I don’t want a player that wants all the touches to prove something. Those player who only play good for contracts end up out of the league. Look at Kenny Brit. I heard he just got waived by the Patriots after doing ZERO for my Browns. I’m pretty sure his phone isn’t lighting up and he was a previous 1,000 yard receiver (in his contract year of course)

  7. Charles Territo says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Browns actually offered him a few millions more than he’s worth. Kudo’s to Cleveland Land where QB’s go to die.

    “Kudo’s” to you for paying attention on apostrophe day in the second grade.

  8. fshort says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    God, he’s dumb. Cleveland seems on the brink of turning it around and being a really good team.
    ———————-
    Really? I’ll believe it when I see it. They’re a team that always has high draft picks and yet they’ve stunk for years. Their coach is no prize and management seems befuddled.
    They’ll be lucky to win 4 games.

  9. thegreatgabbert says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Browns included a huge performance bonus however. If Dez scores over 80% on the Harvard entrance exam his salary will quadruple.

    What would you score? I’m thinking you would be leaving without a contract, even from community college.

  10. TruFBFan says:
    August 24, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    thegreatgabbert says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Browns included a huge performance bonus however. If Dez scores over 80% on the Harvard entrance exam his salary will quadruple.

    What would you score? I’m thinking you would be leaving without a contract, even from community college.

    —-

    Yeah, not all of us are qualified to “run billion dollar companies,” even if, as in your case, it’s imaginary. You are definitely the smartest poster on pft. Is that what you were looking for?

  11. allinstackme says:
    August 24, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    TruFBFan says:
    August 24, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    thegreatgabbert says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Browns included a huge performance bonus however. If Dez scores over 80% on the Harvard entrance exam his salary will quadruple.

    What would you score? I’m thinking you would be leaving without a contract, even from community college.

    —-

    Yeah, not all of us are qualified to “run billion dollar companies,” even if, as in your case, it’s imaginary. You are definitely the smartest poster on pft. Is that what you were looking for?

    ——————
    Hey, lighten up….it’s tough to run multiple Billion Dollar companies from your mother’s basement

  12. concretechuckles says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    fshort says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    God, he’s dumb. Cleveland seems on the brink of turning it around and being a really good team.
    ———————-
    Really? I’ll believe it when I see it. They’re a team that always has high draft picks and yet they’ve stunk for years. Their coach is no prize and management seems befuddled.
    They’ll be lucky to win 4 games.

    maybe the “I’ll believe it when I see it” thing is correct. But the fact is, DEZ NEEDS A JOB, man!

    Remember he started off wanting to punish the Dallas Cowboys through an NFC East team… What happened to that plan?

    Take the job you need a job. oh sorry it’s too late

  13. This is not a word of a lie, guys, but my best friend growing up had the highest score ever recorded on Harvard entrance exam. Kid you not. That was a few years back and it may have been surpassed,but oddly enough….

  14. fshort says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    God, he’s dumb. Cleveland seems on the brink of turning it around and being a really good team.
    —-
    The same Cleveland that went 1-31 The past 2 seasons? 4-44 the past 3 seasons? Those Cleveland Browns? Everyone is an optimist in the preseason I guess.

  15. Typical dez(I’m so delusional I think I’m the best) first off IMO dez has never been the best. He benefited from a great qb most his career. Then the fact they normally had terrible D that always had Dallas from behind. I mean Johnson,megaton,fitz,Green,Julio, etc I mean I don’t think at anytime during his career he was ever clearly a top 3 WR he also suffered from the drops. People tend to glaze over that but he some seasons was terrible a high amount of drops. I’m not a browns fan and with jags,Steelers,pats,chiefs,chargers,raiders etc I’m not under the delusion that the Browns our gonna have the greatest turnaround in sports history lol but if I’m Dez what’s wrong with playing and showing people he could still play? Oh I know he just like always has always thought he is a big bad WR.

  16. fshort says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    “God, he’s dumb. Cleveland seems on the brink of turning it around and being a really good team.”

    WOW that’s the exact same thing I heard the last two years and they ONLY managed to put up a 1-31 record! YEP they’re on the brink of making a Super Bowl run aren’t they? Being from 50mi away from Cleveland I hear the same two things every year, first in the pre-season and for about 4 weeks I hear how the Browns have turned the corner and will contend for the AFC North, then about week 5 or 6 I start hearing “JUST WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR”!!!!!!

  17. Sure that is his prerogative. But what if his decision is based on a delusional image of how valuable he actually is and that he actually thinks a better offer is coming on a better team but it never comes. So in fact his career could be over but I have the feeling he is not sitting home right now toasting his friends that his career is over, he is waiting for a bigger and better offer to come in.

  18. I don’t understand why he wants to play this year at all. I mean, Dallas owes him EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS in “dead money” after cutting him this year.

  19. Beggars can’t be choosers. Frankly the reason the Browns suck so much is because they throw away so much money. That’s $4 million too much for Bryant. I’d offer the league min for vet and make contract incentive based. Argue with any coach or any player, forfeit the contract bonuses. Teams don’t need a headache. He’s been in the league 8 years and has 1,000 yards receiving only 3 times (the last time way back in 2014).

  20. PhD says:
    August 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    He’s boarding the ‘Kaepernick saying no to Denver’s offer’ train. All aboard Dez! Next stop will be the league minimum when desperation sets in but at least you ain’t being blackballed.
    ———-
    Completely different situation and you know it. Kaepernick was under contract and had guaranteed money on his deal. Usually players don’t agree to a trade for less money, but it’s funny how this lens is only applied to Kaepernick and no one else in retrospect.

  21. He’s not even worth that much, at this point. $2-3 mil, tops. Turned down a deal from the Ravens and Browns now, two of the most desperate teams in need of receivers coming off of last season. Does he actually believe there are more/better opportunities out there or that will materialize?? If so, he’ll be sadly mistaken.

    “Weapon X”??? More like Ex-weapon!!

  22. Few things
    1) Dez must have a good money person and he must have been smart w his money so far—he has turned down two deals so far and both in my estimation are for far more than he is worth at this stage (although the Raven’s deal and most NFL multi-year deals the actual $$ amount is so bloated)
    2) With Landry, Gordon and other Cleveland WR, why would the Browns have any interest….unless there is a genuine concern in the Cleveland front office about Gordon

  23. As it gets nearer to cuts this is even more of a liability to the Browns. Already they have a roster spot reserved for Josh Gordon and now presumably Dez Bryant. What WRs are going to get cut to make room for these two? Who is going to play special teams to make up for those cuts?It might not necessarily be another WR but instead expose DBs to injury or fatigue. When someone says it doesn’t cost anything to keep an asset like Josh Gordon and now the spectre of Dez Bryant hanging around, tell that to the guys who get cut and the others who have to take up the slack of playing special teams.

  24. I personally would have liked to see him on the giants, but then that would have taken away from Beckham, Engram, and Shepard. I don’t think he’s playing this year, kinda like the last diva receiver Dallas let go. Except I’m not sure dez will even get that chance in Cincinnati.

  25. Quick exercise……… you have millions of dollars in one hand, nothing in the other hand.
    Millions or nothing
    Millions or nothing
    Millions or nothing

    Doesn’t take a degree in high finance.

  26. He was always slightly over rated and doesn’t look like he works at his craft enough to stay performing at a dominant level to be able to warrant the kinda contract he wants..ie Jerry rice. But everybody knows this except dez…..

  27. If any other team offered him that much he would have signed. He just doesn’t want to play for Cleveland.

    Also, he’s waiting for somebody to get hurt so he thinks he can ask for for. Problem for him is, nobody will consider him an upgrade over a practice squad player.

    He’s stupid. Plain and simple.

  28. Adrian Peterson took league minimum. And he’s going to play. Dez Bryant ain’t no Adrian Peterson. It’s about the desire to compete, much more than the ego boost of a big paycheck. Dez is showing that he doesn’t have the desire to compete. Well, that’s ok as the writer stated, he can choose his own path.

  29. Truth seems to be Bryant loves everything associated with professional football but the actual football part. He must be a little delusional to believe his services are that much in demand. also comparisons to T.O are stupid. Bryant isn’t in Owens league.

  30. Dez…when you show up for an interview in a Gangsta tanktop, wearing headphones, it’s not a good look. Time to just accept reality…by accepting the only offer on your table right now…that Junior Ice Cream Scoop Engineer position at Baskin Robbins.

  31. Sounds like a lot of money, but it could be less than half that after Federal, state, and local taxes. They have to pay state taxes for every road game IN the state they play, plus state taxes on their income in their home state. Then they all have an agent who gets a cut, and a business manager who gets a cut, plus an accountant, and he gets a cut too. Some of the big dollars are deceiving.

  32. “Ultimately, it comes down to what he wants to do, and when he wants to do it.”

    ************************************************************************************

    He plays the game the same way.

  33. Not enough room on the roster for his “prove-it” year. Assuming Gordon lines up opposite Landry that doesn’t leave much room for Dez. Also, he still won’t have Romo throwing to him. We’ve all seen how Dez acts when he doesn’t get his. IMO, Cleveland has made some good moves and I’d hate to see Dez come in and disrupt what they have going on right now but if he could come in and put up a good year like we’ve seen from him before that would be huge too. I wouldn’t bank on that but if they could get him on the cheap who knows.

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