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Fleur-de-Links, April 17: Saints ‘are a legitimate possibility’ for Dez Bryant, per NFL Network report

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The report comes from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, who also named the Baltimore Ravens as a top bidder.

ARLINGTON, TX - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) breaks off for a touchdown after ditching New Orleans Saints safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) in coverage during a 2012 game at Cowboys Stadium.
ARLINGTON, TX - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) breaks off for a touchdown after ditching New Orleans Saints safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) in coverage during a 2012 game at Cowboys Stadium.
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