In an article by NFL.com writer Kevin Patra, the Seattle Seahawks are listed as one of 10 potential landing spots for former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, whom the team released last week.
The three-time Pro Bowler ended his tumultuous tenure in Dallas, where he showed flashes of being the best receiver in the game. However, his play declined rapidly since 2014, and his contract led to the Cowboys cutting bait.
While the biggest impact Bryant’s release has on the Seahawks is the increased likelihood for an Earl Thomas trade, it is certainly possible the Seahawks will check in on the dynamic receiver as a replacement for Paul Richardson.
Patra sees a fit between Bryant and the Seahawks, saying Bryant “could fit alongside slot receiver Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett as Wilson’s primary targets.”
He goes on, to say:
Adding a player like Bryant would further the Seahawks’ attempt to remake their roster in Russell Wilson’s image. Bryant’s red-zone acumen would also make up for the loss of tight end Jimmy Graham. We know coach Pete Carroll doesn’t shy away from adding big personalities to his locker room.
It remains to be seen if Seattle is planning to show any interest in Bryant. While he undoubtedly would improve the team’s receiving corps, the Seahawks have been hesitant to spend big money this offseason. And despite coming off a down year, Bryant still expects to command a fair amount of money.
It’s a situation worth monitoring as the Seahawks begin Phase One of their offseason workout plan on Monday.
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