Dez Bryant injury: WR suffers apparent Achilles tear at practice

Jo Caldwell
November 11, 2018

On the Saints' end, the team was in some serious need of wide receiver depth when they added Bryant and now they're back at square one.

But the Saints' injury report for Sunday's game, which came out at 3 p.m., lists Bryant's injury as an ankle and lists him as questionable.

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Bryant acknowledged the setback in a tweet on Friday afternoon, writing: "This is the ultimate test". The former Cowboys receiver, who signed a one-year deal with New Orleans three days ago, is expected to miss eight months. He practiced for the first time Thursday. Fresh off a famous win over the previously undefeated Los Angeles Rams, Drew Brees and Co. were widely backed to hit a new gear and boss the NFC all the way to paydirt.

Dez Bryant spent training camp, preseason and more than half of the National Football League regular season waiting for a team to give him a shot to prove himself.

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For Bryant, the injury continues a tumultuous year that began with a messy divorce in Dallas.

A serious injury to Bryant, 30, could lead to the Saints taking a second look at veteran Brandon Marshall, who also worked out for the team this week.

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