Saints excited to welcome Dez Bryant

Saints sign ex Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

Saints sign ex Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith is being placed on injured reserve and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Just last month, Bryant let it be known he would rather play for the Cowboys again than anywhere else.

The New Orleans Saints are without question one of the top teams in the National Football League this season and are fresh off of a huge victory over the Los Angeles Rams. "So the great thing about a locker room, I think, is we take guys in and we say, 'Hey, what are you like now?'" 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.

"I don't know how much carryover there will be from what he had in Dallas - it's probably not a lot - so that's a process". In 16 games last season, he caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. He signed his last contract right after that but has not approached that level of production since - a central reason Dallas released him in April.

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. He'd previously met with Cleveland and Baltimore.

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

New Orleans appears to be all-in on a Super Bowl run, with 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees having one of the best seasons of his career as the Saints continue to make aggressive moves to fill holes in the lineup.

"I'm really happy for him and that opportunity", Garrett said, via USA Today.

Led by the record-setting Brees, the Saints rank seventh on offence overall, averaging 402.2 yards per game, and seventh in passing, averaging 289.9 yards. "He goes up and attacks the ball better than I've seen anyone", Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot said.

The Saints understand that they are going to need any and every edge they can get throughout the rest of the season, and Dez Bryant pushes that red zone percentage even higher in all likelihood.

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