It was a little surprising to see Dez Bryant getting cut so late in free agency, with the Dallas Cowboys taking a sizable cap hit to get rid of their one and only wide receiver. We loudly wondered if the Falcons might bite on a one-year deal, similar to the Dontari Poe test drive.
Bryant’s play has fallen off, in part due to injury and a disaster offense in 2017. There have been rumors that Bryant has lost his speed, and is not dedicated enough to his craft to make up for it by improving other parts of his game. Players that rely too much on speed are frequently left with nothing as soon as they start aging.
Either way, Bryant would be an interesting addition at WR2, including as a red zone target. It was not meant to be, per the plugged-in Jordan Schultz.
It has only been one day, but it is surprising to see no one willing to take a risk on Bryant. He is still only 29, but has reportedly been a headache with the Dallas coaching staff for years. His market has been very cold, with the only solid reports being teams not interested. The Falcons will be another one, and based on what Schultz said, they do not appear interested even on a cheap deal.
At this point, the Falcons will likely be adding a wide receiver in the draft.