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Where will Dez Bryant land?

Glenn Kaplan
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173   //    15 Apr 2018, 12:43 IST

Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys

For the past eight NFL seasons, wide receiver Dez Bryant had been playing in a Dallas Cowboys uniform on Sundays. He was informed on Friday Morning by the Dallas Cowboys he was being released and they are moving on from him. This wasn't Dez's decision, but it was rather Cowboys owner Jerry Jones's decision.

Dez was going to make $12.5 million this upcoming season and count $16.5 million against the cap. Because of this move, the Dallas Cowboys will save $8.5 million in cap space.

Bryant had 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns during the 2017 regular season with the Dallas Cowboys. In his career, he has 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns.

At 29 years old, what team's could use Dez Bryant's services in 2018 and beyond?

Washington Redskins: It seems like Dez Bryant wants to rub it in the Dallas Cowboys face and stay in the NFC East. Washington would make the most sense for him because Alex Smith would have a red zone threat, something Washington currently doesn't have on the outside. Terrelle Pryor Sr. is a nice wide receiver and so is Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson, but they aren't outside threats.

Chicago Bears: New head coach Matt Nagy is an offensive minded guy and he would like to have as many offensive pieces as possible to help out quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Chicago already signed Allen Robinson this offseason, but having Dez Bryant as a quality number two receiver on the team wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers don't have enough skill players on the outside to make plays. Dez Bryant would be a perfect fit in Carolina and him and Cam Newton would get along really well. Who's Carolina's best wide receiver on the roster? Running back Christian McCaffrey? Yeah, that's a problem.

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson might be throwing the ball to himself if he doesn't get any perimeter players. Dez Bryant would see so many targets in Seattle. Wilson doesn't have Jimmy Graham to throw the ball to anymore.

San Francisco 49ers: I am not sure if the 49ers want to bring in an unnecessary alpha male into the locker room with a young team, but wide receiver is a position of need for the San Francisco 49ers.

New England Patriots: The New England Patriots always need to be included when it comes to a star player becoming a free agent. Dez Bryant would be another tough receiver for Tom Brady to throw to. New England traded away Brandin Cooks and Bryant would fill in that void.

New York Jets: New York would be an interesting market for Dez. He would be the clear cut number one wideout for them. Bryant's presence would make Quincy Enunwa an even better receiver.

Baltimore Ravens: Joe Flacco could use all the help he can get right now at the wide receiver. They already signed Michael Crabtree and Dez could be another threat on the outside for the Ravens and it could make them dangerous.

Glenn Kaplan
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