Dez Bryant left New Orleans without a contract, but that doesn’t mean he’s moving on from the Saints.
According to NFL Media, which cited sources, the Saints were impressed with the veteran wide receiver during this week’s workout and the two sides have begun negotiations on a deal.
Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken. He previously met with the Browns and Ravens, though he didn’t sign a contract with either team.
If a deal gets finalized, Bryant will get the opportunity to play against his former team, as the Saints are scheduled to visit the Cowboys in Week 13.
Bryant, 30, spent his entire eight-year career in Dallas before being cut by the Cowboys in mid-April. He caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns during his tenure, including 838 yards and six touchdowns last season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection also led the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014.
The Saints (7-1) are slated to visit the Bengals (5-3) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.