Louisiana Purchase: Saints Sign Dez Bryant

What Dez Bryant signing with the Saints means for fantasy football owners

Bryant spent his first eight years in the National Football League in Dallas. "I know he'll help their team".

According to both the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater, Bryant has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints aren't getting the alpha dog receiver we saw in Dallas for seven seasons, but Sean Payton knows that and will craft a role that will allow Bryant to thrive. 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.

Bryant, who turned 30 on Sunday, had been on the open market since he was released by Dallas in April, when he was due to receive $12.5 million.

Immediately Bryant jumps onto the depth chart as the Saints' second-best receiver behind Michael Thomas, meaning for the first time in his career, Bryant won't be relied on as a No.1 receiver.

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"It's not like you just hand him a playbook and expect him to learn it overnight", Brees said. He previously met with the Browns and Ravens.

The Saints are now 7-1 and the top-scoring offense in the NFC.

Over the course of his eight-year career, Bryant has appeared in 113 regular season games with 99 starts, posting 531 receptions for 7,459 yards (14.0 avg.) with 73 touchdowns.

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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". "He's definitely a special player and I'm glad he got picked up and I'm glad something worked out for him".

As for Bryant, one thing he might want to do before his return to Dallas on November 29 is purchase a few extra jerseys, because apparently, a bunch of his old teammates are hoping to trade with him after the game.

New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2). "He's a good player". I think at the start of the season, we weren't in that position, and then all of a sudden a couple of guys get nicked up and there becomes a place for him.

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