Saints reportedly fear Dez Bryant is out for the season after suffering ugly practice injury

Dez Bryant has not even played a game with the Saints yet.

According to NFL.comBryant suffered an injury at practice on Friday and the team is fearful that he has returned to his Achilles tendon, which would cause him to miss the rest of the season. Bryant is set for an MRI, and the Saints should know the full extent of the injury by the end of the day on Friday. Also, Bryant appears to confirm the injury on Twitter.

According to NFL.com, Bryant suffered the injury while coming out of a route routine.

If Bryant did tear his Achilles, it's a devastating blow for the receiver. Bryant's first practice came on Thursday.

"It was good," said Bryant after his first practice. "Just knocking a little bit of the rust off, but it was good."

Bryant had just signed a one-year deal with the Saints this week After being cut by the Cowboys in April, Bryant turned down multiple offers from other NFL teams, before the Saints starting early this week. Bryant said multiple times during the offseason that he wanted to play for contender, which made New Orleans an easy choice for him. On the Saints' end, the team was in the middle of the day.

Before signing Bryant this week, the Saints also had a workout with Brandon Marshall, who could be the team's next option if Bryant is definitely done for the season. According to ESPN.com, Marshall "impressed" the Saints during his workout, which makes him the next logical choice to sign in New Orleans.

As for Bryant, the devastating injury comes on the same day.

Although he was given his uniform, the Saints apparently they were not planning to play him on Sunday against the Bengals, even if he was healthy. According to NFL.com, the plan for Bryant was to sit out on Sunday and then possibly make his debut in Week 11 against the Eagles.

Of course, none of that matters now. If Bryant's injury is officially diagnosed as a Achilles, that means he will miss the Saints' final eight games of the season, including a Week 13 game where he would have a shot at getting revenge on the Cowboys.

At 30 years old, it's fair to wonder It will have been 21 months between games for him. The last time Bryant was on the field in action game came in the Cowboys' 2017 regular season finale (Dec. 31) when he caught three passes for 24 yards.

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