Adam Schefter reports that WR Dez Bryant’s contract with the Saints is a one-year deal worth $600,000 over the remainder of the season.
- Schefter adds that Bryant’s contract is a prorated one-year contract worth up to $1.25 million.
- Bryant’s deal includes $500,000 in reception incentives, which means he can make up to $1 million for eight games.
Bryant is clearly banking on this being an opportunity for him to rebuild his value before hitting the open market again next year.
- Ian Rapoport and Janes Slater have confirmed the news and add that Bryant receives a one-year contract from New Orleans.
- Rapoport adds that Bryant will officially sign on Thursday when he returns to New Orleans, but the deal is done.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 7, 2018
Reports from Tuesday night said that the Saints and Bryant were in contract negotiations and it appears as though they were able to get an agreement in place.
Bryant, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $70 million contract that included $45 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $12.5 million over the final two years of the agreement when Dallas released him in a move that freed up $8.5 million of available cap space.
In 2017, Bryant appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and has caught 66 passes for 814 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.