Dez Bryant Expected To Discuss Signing With New Team In Two Weeks, Has Been Battling Anxiety & Depression


Jason La Canfora, citing several sources close to free agent WR Dez Bryant, reports that Bryant will be ready to return to the NFL at some point in October after battling anxiety and depression.

Sources tell La Canfora that Bryant is in better shape now, working on his mental and physical fitness and working out twice a day with a personal trainer. A person close to Dez mentioned that he be in position to seriously discuss signing with a team in two weeks, while he focusing on getting help for his depression and panic attacks.

On Friday, Bryant responded to a question on Twitter Friday night saying that he expects to sign with a new team soon.”

There hasn’t been any reported interest in Bryant for a few weeks now.

Bryant met with the Browns before the start of the regular season and one report said that Cleveland’s interest in him could pick after Week 1, seeing as the vested veteran guarantee would be expired.

The Browns reportedly offered Bryant a one-year contract worth $5 million, but he turned it down.

Before that, Bryant reportedly turned down a three-year, $21 million offer from the Ravens after he was released a few months ago.

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 had 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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