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Saints excited to welcome Dez Bryant

Saints excited to welcome Dez Bryant

Last season, he notched 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in his eighth National Football League year, all with the Cowboys. Last season, Bryant caught 69 passes, including six touchdowns, for a grand total of 838 yards and was tied for third in the league in dropped passes.

NFL Media notes that Bryant will wear No. 88 in New Orleans and report to the team's facility on Thursday after spending Wednesday in Dallas with his son.

The Saints took a large step Wednesday to bolster the wide receiving corps by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Dez Bryant. "I don't know all the dynamics", Watson said.

Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken.

Bryant, who turned 30 on Sunday, has been a free agent since he was released by Dallas in April.

By moving Bryant from the X-receiver position - the receiver who lines up on the line of scrimmage - the Saints will prevent teams from pressing him.

During the preseason, Bryant had been inside the Browns facility but Cleveland elected not to sign him. At the same time, New Orleans is without deep threat Ted Ginn Jr., who is now on injured reserve and won't be eligible to return until the final few weeks of the season, if he's ready by then.

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Led by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints rank seventh on offense overall, averaging 402.2 yards per game, and seventh in passing, averaging 289.9 yards.

The Saints face the Cowboys in Week 13, giving Bryant a matchup against the team that drafted him with the No. 24 pick in 2010, and the only franchise he's played for until now.

Added Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: "I'm happy he has an opportunity to go play and finish the right way, it will be a great environment for him to go out and make an impact".

"Dez has been a really good player in this league for a long time and there's certainly a skillset he has that is going to be beneficial", Brees said. "He's definitely a special player and I'm glad he got picked up and I'm glad something worked out for him".

Those numbers may not look as good as what fans have come to expect from Bryant over the years, but they are still a solid addition for an already dynamic Saints' offense.

New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2).


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