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NFL Notes: Dez Bryant, Ted Wells, & Rams

Dez Bryant

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reiterates that “there’s no clear evidence” that the Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant are nearing an agreement on a long-term contract extension, despite the recent reports that a deal could be in place at some point this week.

Dallas is believed to be taking a “hard line” stance with Bryant because they think he won’t pass up game checks that will exceed $750,000 per week.

Ted Wells

Florio writes that the NFL is unlikely to use Ted Wells as their lead investigator moving forward after the fallout from his DelateGate report.

According to Florio, “thousands of lawyers could do the same job, without the baggage. (Based on the quality of the report, thousands of lawyers also could probably do the job better.)

Rams

On the subject of the Rams remaining in St. Louis, Florio mentions that “it’s far from over.”

According to Florio, some around the league view Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s silence as proof that he’s still trying to secure the best possible deal to keep the team in St. Louis.

However, Florio adds that this situation is likely to come down to whether a public vote will be required to use public funds for a new stadium, and whether there’s public support to do so.

One interesting suggestion from Florio is that Kroenke could be attempting to steal another team from another city.