Hue Jackson says Dez Bryant had "a good visit" with Browns

Despite no deal, talks ongoing with the free agent receiver

Daryl Ruiter
August 17, 2018 - 11:50 pm
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) moves past Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas (32) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Dez Bryant left Cleveland without a contract, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be back.

Bryant visited the Browns all day Thursday and once again Friday morning before heading home.

“I think it was a good visit,” Jackson said following the Browns’ 19-17 loss to the Bills. “At the same time, he is not on our team so I am going to worry about the guys who are here and coach the group that is here.”

Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor didn't get a chance to meet Bryant either day, but he wished he had the chance to.

"By the time that we finished up for the day, we had a break and I believe that he was meeting with the coaches and Mr. Dorsey during our break time," Taylor said. "By the time that we got to the hotel, I believe that they were somewhere else. I did not spend any time [with him].

“I have texted him, but I have not physically talked to him. I would love to and see where his mind is.”

Bryant was released after 8 seasons by the Cowboys in April. 

Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and 6 touchdowns last season and his most productive years came between 2012-2014 when he racked up at least 1,200 receiving yards in each of the 3 seasons with 45 of his 73 career touchdowns coming in that span.  

The Browns are in the market for help at receiver with Josh Gordon still away from the team and following the trade of Corey Coleman Aug. 5 to the Bills.