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Dez Bryant headed back to NFL after signing with the Saints

Posted at 1:44 PM, Nov 07, 2018

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant finally is back in the NFL.

Several reports indicate the controversial Bryant will resurface with the 7-1 New Orleans Saints.

Bryant was cut in April by the Cowboys and had not caught on with another team so far this season.

But he left little doubt he was excited about his opportunity.

Bryant, who turned 30 on Sunday, once was one of the most feared wide receivers in the NFL.

The former Oklahoma State product had at least 88 catches in three consecutive seasons from 2012-14 and led the NFL with 16 touchdown grabs in 2014. But had slowed down in recent seasons and his 12.1 yard-per-catch average last season with the Cowboys was the lowest of his eight-season career.

But joining the Saints appears to benefit Bryant. He could emerge as a productive weapon in New Orleans’ potent passing attack keyed by quarterback Drew Brees. And if he has anything left, he could be a key addition to a team with legitimate championship aspirations.

And, it sets up a potentially intriguing Thanksgiving Day matchup at AT&T Stadium against his old team.