Saints open to re-signing Dez Bryant in 2019 despite injury, report says

Dez Bryant’s first few days with the Saints didn’t go exactly as planned after signing a one-year contract with the team Wednesday, but New Orleans reportedly is open to re-signing the star wide receiver in 2019. 

Per NFL Network: “The Saints would be open to Bryant coming back, though this is contingent upon the receiver being healthy.” 

Bryant suffered a season-ending injury in his second practice with the Saints as he tore his Achilles on Friday. He’s facing six to nine months of recovery, which could complicate his free-agency prospects in 2019. 

The 30-year-old wide receiver joined the Saints after spending seven months as a free agent following his release from the Cowboys in April. Bryant’s deal will pay him a prorated base salary of $600,000 for the remainder of the season with an additional $500,000 in incentives possible, according to ESPN.com.

Bryant, 30, had 838 receiving yards and six touchdowns last season. He led the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014.

He caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns through eight seasons with the Cowboys.