Two days after signing with the New Orleans Saints, receiver Dez Bryant sustained a doubtlessly season-ending foot damage at the ultimate play of observe on Friday, in line with a couple of studies.
Bryant needed to be helped off the sphere, in line with NFL Community, which additionally mentioned that the Saints feared he had torn his Achilles’ tendon. He used to be scheduled to go through magnetic resonance imaging, the community mentioned, to resolve the level of the damage. A torn Achilles’ would sideline Bryant deep into subsequent yr.
The N.F.C. South-leading Saints added Bryant to their roster on Wednesday to strengthen their receiving corps heading into the second one part of the season. Their determination to signal Bryant, who spent his first 8 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys sooner than being launched in April, gave the impression rooted extra in bettering their possibilities to advance some distance within the playoffs than in serving to them get there.
The Saints are averaging 34.nine issues in keeping with recreation, best possible within the N.F.C., in the back of a various offense led by way of quarterback Drew Brees, working backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and receiver Michael Thomas.
Not like in Dallas, Bryant, 30, used to be now not going to be the point of interest of the passing recreation in New Orleans. It figured that he would wish time to be informed Trainer Sean Payton’s intricate offense. As soon as he received convenience, Bryant would were ready to slip right into a complementary function, possibly within the pink zone as a taller goal for Brees.
Bryant, who practiced for the primary time with New Orleans on Thursday, were indexed as questionable for the Saints’ recreation Sunday at Cincinnati. Now it sounds as if he’s not likely to play at curious about New Orleans, this season or subsequent.