With the New York Giants lacking a true big body receiver to compete in the red zone, it’s possible they reach out to former Dallas Cowboys star, Dez Bryant.
While I don’t believe they will pursue him in free agency, it’s possible Bryant earns a workout with the team and is offered a minimum deal for one-year to see if he’s capable of producing in the NFL. Dez suffered a significant injury last season with the New Orleans Saints before even taking the field in a regular-season game.
An Achilles tear set him back an entire year, but he’s been working back from the injury with success. The Giants, an unlikely suitor, would utilize him in the slot at his age.
He doesn’t have the breakaway speed to be a wideout at this point in time, making him better utilized as a crossing-route specialist with good hands.
What would the New York Giants be getting from Dez Bryant?
The 30-year-old racked up 838 yards on 69 receptions with six scores in his final season with Dallas in 2017. The Giants currently have a solid amount of talent on the roster with Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate, making Dez unnecessary, but it’s never a bad thing to add competition and kick the tires on a once-dominant player.
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I would consider bringing him in on a test trial for no guaranteed money and an incentive-based contract. There’s no team that will likely consider him a starting option at this point in his career unless he really proves the Achilles injury hasn’t set him back. Being a veteran, however, does present value for the younger receivers.
He’s also a capable leader with the fire to promote success on the offense. An interesting idea that I anticipate will amount to nothing.