New Orleans brings in former Cowboys star wide receiver
The Associated Press
METAIRIE, La. — Dez Bryant has found a new team, agreeing to contract teams with the New Orleans Saints.
The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, who has been looking for an NFL home since becoming a free agent, will join one of the NFL’s top offenses in New Orleans. A person familiar with the decision confirmed the move on Wednesday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the roster move has not been announced.
The 30-year-old Bryant spent his first eight years in the NFL with Dallas and last season caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.
However, his professional reputation has been marred at times by public confrontations with coaches and teammates during games and practices.
Tannehill still out
DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Green Bay because of a throwing shoulder injury, and replacement Brock Osweiler will make his fifth consecutive start.
The Dolphins have a bye next week, which means Tannehill won’t be back until Week 12 against Indianapolis at the earliest. Coach Adam Gase said the goal is for Tannehill to return for the Indianapolis game Nov. 25.
Miami is 5-4 overall, and 2-2 with Osweiler starting.
Tannehill is throwing but hasn’t participated fully in practice in more than a month. The Packers game will be the 25th he has missed out of the past 30 because of injuries.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold appears headed for the sideline this week — and maybe longer.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback was wearing a boot on his right foot at the start of practice Wednesday, leaving his status for the team’s game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt.
Darnold was injured during the Jets’ 13-6 loss at Miami last Sunday.
Falcons get help
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year deal Wednesday.
Irvin, cut by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, became a free agent after clearing waivers on Tuesday with $3.8 million remaining on his contract.
Irvin (6-3, 250) played four seasons with Seattle before joining the Raiders in 2016. He made eight sacks as a rookie in 2012 and matched that career high with Oakland in 2017.