Saints Working Out WRs Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall & Kamar Aiken


According to Jane Slater, the Saints are bringing in three free agent WRs for tryouts on Tuesday including WR Dez Bryant.

This is the first reported interest in Bryant since he met with the Browns before the start of the regular season. 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 during the offseason.

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.

Marshall, 34, is a former fourth-round pick by the Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft. After four years in Denver, he was traded to the Dolphins in 2010. Marshall’s time in Miami was limited to just two season before he was once again traded, this time to the Bears in return for two third-round picks.

In total, Marshall spent three seasons with the Bears, but was traded for a third time to the Jets in March of 2015. Marshall was in the final year of his contract when the Jets released him last offseason and he later signed a two-year, $12 million with the Giants.

However, the Giants released Marshall this past April and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $2 million with the Seahawks before being waived last week.

In 2018, Marshall has appeared in six games for the Seahawks and caught 11 passes for 136 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Aiken, 29, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2011. He lasted just over a year in Buffalo before signing on to the Bears’ practice squad during the 2012 season.

Aiken spent less than a year in New England before he eventually joined the Ravens during the 2013 season. Baltimore brought Aiken back on a one-year, restricted tender last year and he played out the season with the Ravens.

The Colts signed Aiken to a one-year deal last year and he joined the Eagles this past July. He’s been on and off of the Eagles’ roster this season.

In 2018, Aiken has appeared in five games for the Eagles and caught six passes for 53 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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