Dez Bryant is back.
After months on the market, the free-agent wide receiver has signed a one-year contract with the Saints, NFL Media reported Wednesday, citing sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 7, 2018
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.
Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken. He previously met with the Browns and Ravens.
Bryant, 30, spent his entire eight-year career in Dallas before being cut by the Cowboys in mid-April. He caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns during his tenure, including 838 yards and six touchdowns last season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection also led the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014.
He’ll get the opportunity to play against his former team later this month, as the Saints are scheduled to visit the Cowboys in Week 13.
Jason Garrett on Dez Bryant joining the Saints: Dez is a great player. Really happy for him and that opportunity. I know he will help their team. I happy for Dez. Happy he has a chance to finish his career the right way and have a big impact
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 7, 2018
The Saints (7-1) will visit the Bengals (5-3) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.