by Mike Rodgers
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Browns have been the talk of the NFL lately and that will continue. News broke earlier in the week that the Browns had interest in former Dallas Cowboy pro-bowl free agent receiver Dez Bryant, but with his drop in production and after his Friday nights twitter rant, should they still give him a look?
The 29-year-old receiver has the reputation of being a fiery and intense individual that never backs down, even on Twitter. The former Cowboy took to social media to defend himself after what he perceived as negative comments by Cowboys Vice President, Stephen Jones.
Jones was on SiriusXM NFL Radio Friday and had this to say about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott.
“He’s gotta trust the system, which at times last year there was pressure, with Dez in his ear, to some degree Jason (Witten) in his ear….those great players want balls.”
That quote was enough to set Bryant off on a Twitter rant.
“Here we go with that scapegoat s—.. I charged everything to the game and went the other way..y’all know what the real problem is..don’t put it on me with that bulls—…garbage a– play calling…Everybody lined up in the same spot for 17 weeks,” he tweeted out.
Bryant wasn’t done though, calling out former teammates Travis Fredrick and Sean Lee. The receiver felt those two players had a significant part in his release from the team and even went on to call Lee “Snake Lee.”
The Browns are rumored to have Bryant scheduled for a visit on Monday, but should they be concerned of the potential negative influence he could bring to the locker room? Many will argue that his negativity and influence on younger players isn’t worth the risk, especially with his skills seemingly diminishing. The Browns are aware of Bryant’s rant, but seem to be fine with it, understanding that the receiver is a different kind of guy and outbursts like this will come with his potential signing. The Browns are also desperate for another receiving threat with Josh Gordon being out and no timetable to return.
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