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Report: Washington has no interest in Dez Bryant

Jay Busbee
Yahoo Sports
Washington apparently doesn’t want Dez Bryant. (Getty)

The NFL season is underway, and Dez Bryant still doesn’t have a job. He’s spending his Sundays on Twitter, speculating about possible future destinations, but on Monday, the word came down: despite Dez’s appeals, there isn’t room for him on the Washington Redskins roster.

Washington: No room for Dez

The Redskins offered up an efficient, competent game plan against Arizona on Sunday, with new quarterback Alex Smith effectively managing the ship in victory. Washington does have some concern about injuries at the wide receiver position, but according to J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, there’s no talk of bringing in Bryant to shore up the corps:


Where could Dez end up?

Bryant’s options are narrowing, whether because he himself has declined the opportunity or because teams have no use for him. Bryant made a pitch for the Patriots on Sunday:


Bryant, cut by the Cowboys in the offseason, has indicated that he’d love the opportunity to play against Dallas twice a season. With Washington off the table, that leaves New York and Philadelphia. The Eagles are Super Bowl champions, and while they too have some injury concerns at wide receiver, it’s a long shot for them to tinker with a formula that brought them a Lombardi trophy. The Giants, meanwhile, just committed a gargantuan contract to another receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., and it’s similarly unlikely they’ll take a flyer on Bryant.

Someone’s going to sign Bryant this year, but it might require Bryant lowering his standards, and his anti-Dallas bias, just a bit.


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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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