Dez Bryants Season Could be Over!
In April of 2010, the Dallas Cowboys held the 24th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft drafted Dez Bryant from Oklahoma State University.
For the next seven seasons, he would be the key player at wide receiver for both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.
On April 13, 2018, almost to the day of him being drafted was cut by the Dallas Cowboys. He is now a free agent player. Fast forward seven months and on November 7, 2018, Bryant and the New Orleans Saints reached an agreement for the next year.
In his second practice with the Saints, the talented receiver was turning on a route and possibly suffered a severe injury that could place him on IR for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Dez Bryant is expected to get multiple tests today according to NFL Network sources.
Saints’ Drew Brees Undergoing Thumb Surgery
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is expected to miss up to six weeks after he undergoes thumb surgery as early as Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Brees was injured during Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams when Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald appeared to hit Brees’s hand as he attempted a pass during the first quarter.
Brees would remain on the sidelines for the rest of the game, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater came on in relief.
Brees, 40, believed that he needed surgery for ligament damage, but was still deciding on what to do as of Sunday night.
“It’s very difficult not to be playing,” Brees said (h/t ESPN). “I’m not used to that. I don’t want to get used to that.”
Rishard Matthews Retires Following Release from Saints
NFL wide receiver Rishard Matthews has announced his retirement a few days after his release from the New Orleans Saints, according to his Instagram page.
Matthews, 29, who was released by the Saints with a “left team” designation, made the post entitled “No Longer Exist”, with the following barbs:
“The game has given me and family so much but that No Longer Exist … Beating your body up over and over for groups of people to give out a small % of the earnings that they don’t even need for me No Longer Exist … The endless training & hours away from my family No Longer Exist …
“The brainwashing & dividing of culture for a small piece of jewelry No Longer Exist … Being around too much Ego to even understand that someone has the same skin as you No Longer Exist … People using me for Entertainment and not understanding that i Am a Black Man in America No Longer Exist
“As a receiver, people controlling your success No Longer Exist … Being around just pure fakeness No Longer Exist … The crowds cheering No Longer Exist … The Touchdowns, Big Catches Fun Times No Longer Exist … All the people that never talk to you then hit you up for tickets when they see you’re close to them thinking you get them for free & act crazy when you can’t get them for them No Longer Exist (lol)
“I am thankful to have become financially free but that income No Longer Exist (lol) … It was cool being a Professional Football Player and getting to play a kids game for work I will always be a fan of the best sport in the world but for me that Kids game No Longer Exist”
Matthews landed with the Saints following an minicamp tryout back in June and hauled in only one reception during the Saints first preseason game.
Matthews started his career with the Miami Dolphins and landed with the Tennessee Titans where he was their top receiver in 2016 and 2017, but requested his release during the 2018 season due to a diminished role.
Matthews then signed with the New York Jets but only caught 5 passes for 24 yards over 8 games last season.
Matthews retires with 230 career catches for 3,160 yards and 21 touchdowns in seven seasons.
Saints, Michael Thomas Agree to Five-Year, $100 Million Contract Extension
The New Orleans Saints and superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Thomas’ new deal comes with $61 million guaranteed and makes him the highest-paid wideout in the league.
Thomas will now be linked to the Saints for the next six years, all the way through the 2024 season, and will end his short holdout.
Thomas, already considered an elite NFL wideout, is still a rising star, and his 321 career catches are the most in NFL history by a player in his first three seasons.
Thomas has already set franchise records with 125 receptions with 1,405 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns last season
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