The Saints just signed Bryant to a contract on Wednesday and were planning to sit him this weekend and allow him to get back in football shape to make his debut in Week 11.
However, Bryant suffered the injury while coming out of a routine route towards the end of Friday’s practice as he was working with the scout team.
Bryant is looking at an eight-month recovery, which means he should be ready to return for training camp next week.
You can expect the Saints to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
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.
The Saints signed Bryant to a one-year deal worth $600,000 over the remainder of the season. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
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.