The Patriots did more than send out smoke signals indicating they had some interest in Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, they brought him to their facility.
According to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network, the Patriots relatively quietly brought Jackson to Foxboro for a pre-draft visit.
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That either means (a) they whispered the entire time he was there, or (b) were able to get him in and out without anybody realizing it for at least a week.
The message appeared to be both an encouragement and a warning to Dez. Yes, it’s good to have passion. No, passion alone isn’t enough.
Ultimately, the passion wasn’t enough to keep Dez in Dallas. It’s a possibility that he acknowledged near the end of the season.
Sh-t I don’t know, Bryant says in a clip of an interaction with reporters regarding whether he’ll be back. But if that came about, I’m still Dez Bryant. I’m still going over the top. If it’s there where I can grab it, I’m gonna grab it. It’s just who I am.
Before he can grab it during a game, someone needs to grab him from the open market. In the first 10 days of his first foray into free agency, it hasn’t happened. It likely will happen, if at all, at some point after the draft.
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Jerry Jones made it clear that Dez Bryant Womens Trevor Van Riemsdyk Jersey won’t be returning to Dallas. He also made it clear that the decision was his.
The Cowboys owner refuted the receiver’s claim that Garrett’s Guys played a part in his departure.
I don’t [have any feelings] at all. I just don’t because it was not the case, Jones said. Dez is a loved player on this team. Everybody had the right perspective in their respect for him. So that’s as I know it and the sentiment that that might imply was not a factor in my decision 鈥?at all.
Bryant has not found much interest on the open market, with even the Ravens now out of the market for his services. He would have found more interest earlier in free agency, but the Cowboys had no reason to move on earlier.