Reports: Saints to work out Dez Bryant, Marshall

The Sports Xchange

November 06, 2018 at 10:53 am.

Dez Bryant will join fellow free-agent wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken in working out for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported.

It is not immediately known if the Saints (7-1) are planning to sign one of the wideouts or have them work out for the team should the need arise down the road.

Pro Bowl wideout Michael Thomas has flourished this season, recording 70 receptions for 880 yards and five touchdowns. The 25-year-old finished with 12 catches, a franchise-best 211 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Tre’Quan Smith has 12 receptions for 214 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints, who saw fellow wideout Ted Ginn Jr. placed on injured reserve last month and Cameron Meredith struggle this season.

Bryant was released by the Dallas Cowboys in April and has visited multiple teams, including the Cleveland Browns in August, but has yet to sign.

The 30-year-old Bryant had a team-leading 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns with Dallas in 2017. He has gone a career-long 23 regular-season games without a 100-yard performance.

Marshall, 34, was released by the Seattle Seahawks last month after recording 11 receptions for 136 yards — with nine catches for 120 yards coming in his first three games. He recently worked out with the Detroit Lions, per ESPN’s Field Yates.

Aiken, 29, had six receptions for 53 yards in five games with the Philadelphia Eagles this season. He has 149 catches for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns in 68 career contests with the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens and Eagles.