Dez Bryant may not be the same player he was three or four years ago, but he should still receive some respectable contract offers as a potential No. 1 receiver who won’t turn 30 until November. However, it seems like it will take more than just money to sign Bryant.
On Sunday, Bryant appeared to indicate that money will not be the biggest factor in his free agency decision when he retweeted the following piece of insight from Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan.
Harold Landry, DE, Boston College: Like Payne, the Lions should have advanced knowledge of Landry, given new defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni coached the Eagles’ defensive line in 2017. Landry is on the shorter side (6-foot-3), but has exceptional burst off the line and the ability to get low and bend around the edge, consistently disrupting the pocket. He might have some trouble setting an edge, but makes up for that with an extra gear on backside pursuit.
“We’re not going to sign everybody, and obviously with the salary cap there’s limitations, but I think he’s looking at every avenue to try to improve the team. Obviously time will tell. We’ve made a couple major decisions, both in terms of releasing some players or allowing players to leave in free agency, and then obviously a few signings and a trade as well. But I’m very pleased with what Brian has been doing.”
While Thompson was known for selected high-impact signings such as Charles Woodson, Gutekunst is dealing in bulk so far.
He’s signed tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency. He’s traded former first-rounder Damarious Randall to the Browns for backup quarterback DeShone Kizer, he signed Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet which the teams matched thanks to the transition tag, cut wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and let safety Morgan Burnett walk in free agency to Pittsburgh.