The Browns May Bite On Signing Dez Bryant. Here’s Why It Makes Sense

    Dez Bryant is still sitting at home chilling with his feet up and waiting on an NFL team that needs a crafty veteran wide receiver who is still good for 69 receptions, 838 receiving yards and six touchdowns to call.

    The calls arent exactly pouring in, but Bryants age and his reputation as being a high-maintenance diva has something to do with that. But when you are the Cleveland Browns and are 1-31 over the past two seasons, it wouldn’t hurt to take a chance on a guy who at worst could solidify your No. 2 receiver slot and serve as insurance for wideout Josh Gordon who is always one ganja toke away from being kicked out of the sport.   

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    The Cleveland Browns need a receiver. You have a choice between Dez Bryant & Josh Gordon. I would go with Josh Gordon.” – @criscarter80 https://t.co/EkLsVjyMOS

     Per Cleveland.com, Browns’ general manager John Dorsey said Wednesday the team has discussed bringing Bryant in. 

    Bryant has been a free agent since the Dallas Cowboys released him in April after the two sides couldnt reach a financial arrangement. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver is not taking any shorts when it comes to his paper. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the 29-year-old turned down a contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens worth $21 million over three years. 

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    Cleveland would be an attractive spot for Bryant who values his number of targets. He could actually have a monster year with the team if they can pick the right quarterback to lead them into the next decade. HC Hur Jackson has anointed former Bills signal caller Tyrod Taylor as the star but the consensus opinion is that he’s babysitting first-round pick Baker Mayfieldwho’s anxious to begin his reign as King of Cleveland. 

    Not sure what Bryant could add outside of some productivity. He’s never been known as a leader or inspirational locker room guy, but Cleveland needs all of the talent it can get and when you have a hungry potential future Hall of Famer available and he’s not breaking the bank, go get him. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.