Should the Philadelphia Eagles work Dez Bryant out in two weeks?
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant plans to reach out to teams in two weeks. Should the Philadelphia Eagles consider his services?
Right now, it doesn’t come as much of a secret the Philadelphia Eagles need help in the passing game. As the wide receivers unit continues to suffer injuries and drop passes, help at the position has become one of the most important priorities for the Eagles at this point.
Before, the Eagles had plans to get DeSean Jackson back in the mix as he healed up from his partial abdomen tear. Unfortunately, Jackson will not be available as he re-injured himself this past Sunday, forcing surgery this time around. Therefore, Jackson is off the roster and on the injured reserve. That move freed up a roster spot for the Eagles.
So what did the Eagles do? They went out and re-signed Jordan Matthews. While Matthews brings familiarity to the team, it’s still doubtful he solves all of the Eagles’ problems in the passing game. Could the Eagles add another wideout, who is familiar with the team as well?
Dez Bryant is plotting on a return
When we said “familiar with the team,” we didn’t mean somebody who actually played with the Eagles. Instead, we meant somebody who played against them. Former Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant is plotting on a return to the NFL.
As the former Cowboys/Saints receiver nurses his Achilles tear, which he suffered last season — Bryant is looking to reach out to teams in the next couple of weeks as he fully heals. Considering the Eagles have a need for the wide receiver position still, they could be a target for Bryant’s reps to reach out to.
Would the Eagles do that, though? Probably not. For starters, Bryant is nowhere near the wideout he used to be. After a handful of injuries occurred over the last few years, it has become evident that Bryant isn’t as consistent as he used to be. As the Eagles deal with a regressing Alshon Jeffery, it doesn’t make sense to have two of a kind with Bryant on the field as well.
Secondly, we all know that former Cowboys don’t have the most impressive track record when playing in Philly. Miles Austin, DeMarco Murray, and Orlando Scandrick have all given the Eagles’ front office a good example of why former Dallas players likely won’t work out in midnight green.
If this were last season, it would be a different story. But expecting an often-injured player, who is coming off of an Achilles tear to be anywhere near as productive as they used to be is simply out of the question. Dez Bryant wouldn’t make much of a difference for the Birds.