Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant

Michael Gallup Cowboys Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant
Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 02:24

When Jason Witten predicted his former teammate would end up in Green Bay catching passes from the two-time MVP, defensive coordinators in the NFC must have had their hearts stop for a brief moment. Dez Bryant with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers playing eight times a year at the sight of Bryant's most infamous play/non-play.

"I think he's going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers", Witten said, via the Star-Telegram.

Other teams that were mentioned as potential landing spots throughout the free agency process thus far for Bryant were the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints.

The Packers retained Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, and signed tight end Jimmy Graham, but Bryant's ability to pick up first downs and contribute in the red zone could be enticing to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

"I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League".

Bryant's veteran presence could tempt Gutekunst to take a look at him, but really Rodgers doesn't need the three-time Pro Bowler to put up big numbers. "I just think Dez is a smart football player and so he understands how important the quarterback position is", Witten said. A year ago we didn't produce as well as an offense, his stats were a shell of themselves or what they used to be. Witten believes Dez would fit right into the Packers system and flourish. The Packers need somebody who can stretch the field vertically, and Bryant is not that kind of receiver at this point in his career, which is why Dallas got rid of him, according to a team executive.

The Giants still don't appear interested in Dez Bryant - though Janoris Jenkins continues to lobby the front office to change its mind. The Packers are going to be explosive on offense regardless, but he could give them an added dimension. It would also be a good fit.