Nate Ulrich, citing a person familiar with the situation, reports that Dez Bryant’s meeting with the Browns concluded on Friday without a deal being reached. However, Ulrich says that the two parties are expected to remain in contact in the coming days.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that free agent WR Dez Bryant is still in Cleveland and his agent Kim Miale is expected to continue talks with Browns GM John Dorsey.
According to Cabot, Bryant was excited about the visit and the Browns were impressed with him. However, this was just a chance for the two sides to get acquainted and see if there was a fit.
A league source tells Cabot that a deal is not expected today.
Adam Schefter reports that the Browns and Dez Bryant are not expected to reach an agreement on a contract Thursday night.
According to Schefter, the two sides will continue talking and “will know more tomorrow.”
A league source tells Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that free agent WR Dez Bryant‘s visit with the Browns may be more about the two parties getting to know one another than hammering out a contract Thursday.
Cabot says that Bryant is hoping to sign a one-year, “prove-it” contract for the 2018 season to re-establish his value before free agency next year.
Bryant tells Nathan Zegura that he likes the city of Cleveland and thinks he would look good back in orange: “We are just trying to work some things out.”
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.
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.