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Saints Sign Free Agent Wide Receiver Dez Bryant

The New Orleans Saints have signed Dez Bryant to a one-year that will be finalized on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bryant was brought in by the Saints to work out this week, and the NFC South leaders liked what they saw. Seven months after he was released from the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant finally has a new home.

The 30-year-old Bryant turned down a contract offer from the Cleveland Browns earlier in the season and said that he would await opportunities from other teams. His patience has paid off, as Bryant will now join a Super Bowl contender that sits pretty a 7-1, behind one of the league's most productive offenses.

Bryant now gets to play with Drew Brees, who's having a career season that will surely warrant him some MVP consideration. Brees became the NFL's all-time passing yards leader in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins. Now, he gets an additional red zone threat in Bryant to join the arsenal of playmakers.

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Nov 30, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammates including guard Jonathan Cooper (64) against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After registering 1,000-yard seasons in three straight years from 2012 to '14, Bryant was slowed by injuries and a decline in production. He hauled in 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017, but the Cowboys released Bryant in order to save much-needed cap room.

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Figuratively, the Cowboys have been a mess on offense this season, and they sit at 3-5 due to the lack of production from its wide receivers. Bryant gets the last laugh as he joins a team that features star wideout Michael Thomas and the lethal running back duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.

For his career, Bryant has 531 catches for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. With tremendous size and strength, Bryant should flourish as a weapon in the red zone for Brees.

It's a low-risk, high-reward move for the Saints as they try to win another championship before Brees retires.

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