Dez Bryant seeking one-year deal according to reports.
Dez Bryant is still on the free agent market and he'll likely remain without a team until after the NFL Draft, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. But that doesn't mean that Bryant has been talking to teams and fielding offers.
Former ESPN reporter Ed Werder today revealed that Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens because he's hoping to sign a big one-year deal with a chance to secure a more lucrative, long-term contract as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. The Ravens have since gone out and signed restricted free agent Willie Snead.
When asked by Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas (H/T NFL.com) about some of his coveted landing spots earlier this month, Bryant expressed interest in staying in the NFC East, specifically with the New York Giants.
"The Giants got a helluva defense, they're going to pay OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.], so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] ... the tight end [Evan Engram], [QB Eli] Manning? Crazy. ... They draft [Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick]? That'd be crazy!"
Since being selected by the Cowboys 24th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 29-year old receiver has spent his entire career in Dallas, including three Pro Bowl seasons. He earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 2014 when he caught a career-best 16 touchdowns. 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.