Dez Bryant Says He’s Starting Visits Next Week, Plans To Meet With Browns



Free agent WR Dez Bryant posted on Twitter that he’s going to travel to Cleveland to meet with the Browns.

Dez Bryant has responded to the comments made by Browns GM John Dorsey about not returning their calls.

Browns GM John Dorsey told reporters on Thursday (per Mary Kay Cabot) that they would bring in free agent WR Dez Bryant next week “if he returns a phone call. He won’t return any phone calls.”

According to Dorsey, Cleveland will be hosting other free agent receivers for visits next week.

This fits with a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN, who mentioned earlier in the week that the Browns are under the impression that Bryant is not seriously interested in coming to Cleveland.

As of now, the Browns appear to be the team that makes the most sense for Bryant, seeing as they traded Corey Coleman away and Josh Gordon isn’t with the team, as he works through some personal issues.

Reports from a few weeks ago said that the two parties were trying to set up a visit, but nothing since then has indicated that they’re any closer to a meeting or a deal.

Bryant reportedly turned down a three-year, $21 million offer from the Ravens after he was released a few months ago. Since then, the market has been very slow-moving for Bryant, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to hear that he may end up waiting another month or so before signing.

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 has appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and has caught 66 passes for 814 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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