UPDATE: Dez Bryant gets a one-year contract from the New Orleans Saints.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 7, 2018
Sunday night will mark their first matchup with the Cowboys where Bryant won’t be lining up at wide receiver for Dallas.
The Eagles might be seeing Bryant a week later, anyway.
The All-Pro receiver was released by the Cowboys in April. He visited with the Cleveland Browns in the days leading up to the season but ultimately never signed a contract.
He worked out for the Saints this week — along with ex-Giants receiver Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken, who was with the Eagles this season — before New Orleans decided to, reportedly, offer him a contract.
Since Bryant didn’t participate in any training camp or preseason and hasn’t practiced with a team at all this season, it’s unlikely he plays for New Orleans on Sunday against the Bengals.
It’s more likely he makes his season debut on Nov. 18 against the Eagles (in New Orleans) for a Week 11 matchup.
Bryant is not the player he once was — he hasn’t recorded 1,000 receiving yards since the 2014 season — but he doesn’t need to be a No. 1 receiver for the Saints.
New Orleans has star receiver Michael Thomas leading the way with talented 2018 draft pick Tre’Quan Smith also producing this season, along with dynamic running back Alvin Kamara out of the backfield.
For the Eagles, the Saints pose a significant problem to a banged-up secondary that could be without cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Jalen Mills.
In 13 career games against the Eagles, Bryant has 64 catches for 975 yards and nine touchdowns.