Dez Bryant doesn't yet sign with Saints, but is in talks

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It's unclear what the Saints are looking for in a workout with wide receivers.

Pelissero acknowledged in his report that Bryant has gotten close to agreeing to terms before, turning down an offer with the Baltimore Ravens said to be worth $21-million over three years.

The 30-year-old Bryant has been unsigned since he was released in April after eight seasons with the Cowboys. It's an offense that's all about timing on combination routes, aligning everything so that Brees can either get the ball out quickly to a first or second read, or for Brees to hurl the ball downfield. New Orleans is now 7-1 on the season and appear to be a serious threat in the NFC.

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The 30-year-old Bryant spent his first eight years in the National Football League with Dallas and last season caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.

One former Saint sees where Dez could contribute.

So with the job up for grabs, the Saints will work out a number of receivers this week.

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The former Dallas Cowboy will officially sign a one-year deal on Thursday. Running back Alvin Kamara ranks second with 51 catches, and he's gifted enough to catch passes in the formation as well as out of the backfield.

Tre'Quan Smith has 12 receptions for 214 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints, who saw fellow wideout Ted Ginn Jr. placed on injured reserve last month and Cameron Meredith struggle this season.

So, while Dez Bryant isn't what he used to be, he may be just enough for the Saints-as long as they understand what they're getting, and what they're not.

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