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Dez Bryant won't sign with team until after 2018 NFL draft: report

It's a somewhat unusual move, given a roster spot could be taken up by one of the handfuls of top-end receiver prospects in the draft, such as SMU's Courtland Sutton or Oklahoma State's James Washington.


Kahron Spearman


Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has decided to wait until after Thursday's 2018 NFL draft to sign with a club.

 

NFL Network reported on Wednesday that Bryant, who was cut by Dallas on April 12, likely wouldn't sign a deal until the draft places the big-name prospects onto rosters.

 

The 29-year-old wideout recently expressed to 247Sports that he's looking for the right organizational fit.

It won't be about the money. It won't be about 'market value.' Not at all.

Dez Bryant
Free agent wide receiver

Given the fact that a roster spot could be taken up by one of the handfuls of top-end receiver prospects in the draft, such as SMU's Courtland Sutton or Oklahoma State's James Washington, it's a risky move for Bryant.

 

He's apparently already turned down a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens and is in search of a one-year deal with the hopes of securing an even bigger deal in 2019.

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