Dez Bryant: Who wouldn’t want to play with Drew Brees?

AP

Wide receiver Dez Bryant spoke to the media after his first practice as a member of the Saints on Thursday and he said he was excited about the prospect of playing with several members of the Saints.

Bryant, who sported his familiar No. 88 at practice, talked about wide receiver Michael Thomas and running back Alvin Kamara, but the player who will be throwing him passes was the one at the top of the list.

“Who wouldn’t want to play with Drew Brees?” Bryant said, via Doug Mouton of WWL.

The question of when Bryant will play with Brees came up and the receiver deferred to head coach Sean Payton, who said earlier in the day that practices on Thursday and Friday would guide the team’s decision on that front. Payton said that Bryant, who has not played since the end of the 2017 season, is about five pounds heavier than the team would like while adding that he felt that was normal given the circumstances of the situation.

The Saints play in Cincinnati on Sunday and it’s not clear if there will be any official word on Bryant’s status before inactives are released 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

42 responses to “Dez Bryant: Who wouldn’t want to play with Drew Brees?

  1. Anyone who wants more than one SB ring in their career, anyone who wants to go to more than one SB every decade, anyone who wants to play for a team that’s good every year instead of yoyo-ing and toughs like the Saints. Anyone who just wants to play and not be offered blood money to injure opponents – are the guys that don’t want to play in New Orleans.

  2. If/when he plays, will be interesting to see if he can get much separation. Will help that he’ll be a #3 or #4 WR so he doesn’t necessarily get top CBs. We know it won’t be long before he THINKS he’s open, LOL.

  3. Who wouldn’t want to play with Drew Brees? How about Le’Veon Bell? He almost certainly won’t get franchise-tagged with New Orleans, nor will he make as much money there as Pittsburgh may be offering him.

  4. I would NOT want to play with Drew Brees because he is simply a stat hog who cares only about his own stats, records that he can break, and how high is salary is.

  5. im quite a bit more than 5 pounds heavier than i would like. i relate dez. good luck in new orleans buddy!!

  6. Saints are going to win another Superbowl this season! This time…in Atlanta’s stadium! WHO DAT!

  7. dryzzt23 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    I would NOT want to play with Drew Brees because he is simply a stat hog who cares only about his own stats, records that he can break, and how high is salary is.

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    he’s a superbowl champion, record holder, consummate professional, all time great, and currently leads the offence of the NFL’s best team.

  8. How long before Dez bad-mouths himself onto the bench and outta the locker-room? I trust that the Saints have him on a very short leash, and a performance-based one hat at that. If he drops easy passes as per usual, Brees simply will not pass to him and will suggest that Dez stays on the bench.

  9. boisestatewhodat says:

    WHO DAT!!

    TWO DAT!!
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    It’s bad when your team catch phrase is in ebonics.

  10. The first time Bryant thinks he’s wide open and not getting targeted will be when he doesn’t want to play with Drew Brees.

  11. tonyzendejas says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Jimmy Graham

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    hmmm, when was the last time Jimmy Graham was considered an elite TE in the league…oh yeah when Brees was throwing to him. He’s had two very good QBs since then and he still looks average now.

  12. Ya’ll haters will really be hating life when Dez scores the winning TD in the Super Bowl. Boom!

  13. he will contribute in a few weeks has a good qb to throw him open. And he is the number two/third or 4th option there there. Dak is garbage let’s not forget what dez did with romo he can still play a good role especially with that loaded roster the saints have

  14. I’m sure he has learned his lesson and knows if he wants to get signed next year he will be in his best behavior. As a cowboy fan dez wasnt bad on the sideline like people say. He had outbursts but he was passionate about winning! He will be a good add for new Orleans guaranteed

  15. he has been humbled and they dont have a number 2 wife receiver. Just because he was a cowboy doesn’t mean he sucks he can still play dont view his last two years with dak. Dak is garbage brees will throw him the ball up in the red zone like romo did hence why Dez has 73 tds with the cowboys

  16. Very interesting pickup. Will it be a train wreck or will Dez become a viable option with all the weapons they have. You cant cover everyone with your best defensive players.

    I feel like it is going to go well for the Saints.

  17. dryzzt23 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    I would NOT want to play with Drew Brees because he is simply a stat hog who cares only about his own stats, records that he can break, and how high is salary is.

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    There’s 6 QBs in the league who make more than Brees (including Derek Carr). I personally think he’s worth every penny and then some. The “Brees eats up all the cap is a complete fallacy.

  18. He was a good receiver once – never great.
    That truck has some miles on it now, though.
    However… if anyone can get that ol’ truck runnin’, it’d be Brees.

  19. The Dez pickup will be a good one for the Saints. He is certainly on the downside of his career, but he will be a viable addition to a team that is known for having its soon to be NFL MVP tossing the ball to several receivers every game. This is a WIN/WIN for both the player and the organization.

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