Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Los Angeles Rams: No need for Dez Bryant, despite comments from wideout

Los Angeles Rams: No need for Dez Bryant, despite comments from wideout

According to a number of reports, Bryant may have a hard time staying in the NFC East. Chris Mortensen is reporting that none of the three teams are exactly "embracing" bringing Bryant aboard.

The team has more than $10 million in remaining salary cap space and can sign Bryant for less than that figure if he's willing to accept a pay cut.

Releases from the Dallas Cowboys after 8 seasons, majority successful although not much recently, Bryant is rumored to be hoping to get offers from the New York Giants, Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles or the Washington Redskins.

It appears, however, that none of the other teams in the NFC East are interested in acquiring Bryant.

Bryant, who played eight seasons in Dallas, has seen a dramatic drop off in productivity the past few seasons.

Baltimore has already signed WR Michael Crabtree and John Brown in free agency, but they are still looking to bolster the WR corps to help Joe Flacco get even more weapons on offense. The Baltimore Ravens were immediately mentioned, and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun has reported they are indeed interested in the mercurial wide receiver.

Bryant made three Pro Bowls since the Cowboys selected him the first round of the 2010 draft, and he departs Dallas as the team's all-time leader with 73 touchdown receptions.

"Predictably, the Ravens have interest in him, sources confirmed".

That said, the Rams now do not have the financial flexibility to add Bryant to the mix with just over $3.8 million salary cap space. This has given him the opportunity to filter through his options to find the best fit for him in the next chapter of his career. Between 2012 and 2014 Bryant was one of the most productive wide receivers in the National Football League, averaging 91 receptions, 1312 yards and 14 touchdowns a season, including an NFL-best 16 in 2014.

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