Dez Bryant might want to play for the Cleveland Browns after all. But he’s not doing a good job of showing that lately. Speaking to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, GM John Dorsey says Bryant hasn’t been returning his phone calls.
It sounds like Dorsey wants Bryant in for a visit, but “he won’t return any phone calls. … Maybe he’s still thinking about other stuff.”
Dez, however, didn’t stay silent for long. Instead he chose to comment on Dorsey’s remarks through Twitter because that’s how things work these days. In all seriousness though, Bryant did shed some light on his situation. For starters, he likes the idea of playing for Cleveland.
“For real… I wouldn’t mind playing for the browns.. I just want to be right first.”
When asked what that means, Bryant didn’t hold back. This whole event actually started to feel like an impromptu Q&A with fans.
“…I played with a broken foot before based of emotions trying to satisfy the fans.. that didn’t work out to well for me…so this time I choosing to be 100 % for sure.. I’ll take all the time I need to show who I am… I have a legit 3years left.”
If Dez is or has been playing hurt, then his most recent seasons make a fair more bit of sense. From 2012-14, Bryant averaged 91 receptions, 1,311 yards and 14 touchdowns. From 2015-17, that production fell to 50 receptions, 678 yards and six touchdowns. He’s also missed 11 games over the past three seasons. It took him a full 16-game season to put up just 838 yards a year ago. Then again, Dak Prescott wasn’t the same under center without having Ezekiel Elliott to hand the ball off to.
And if you’re convinced he’s not talking to Dorsey, think again.
“I actually did talk with Mr Dorsey… take another L.”
Oh yeah, this saga is FAR from over.