Dez Bryant Injury Updates | Shark Bites

Dez Bryant Injury Updates | Shark Bites

An MRI confirmed that Saints WR Dez Bryant tore his Achilles in Friday's practice. He's done for the season just a day after signing with New Orleans. Bryant turned 30 a few days ago and was already in decline prior to this injury. He faces a tough road to re-emerge as a real-life and fantasy football asset. The Saints will move forward with WRs Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith and Austin Carr.

Saints WR Dez Bryant suffered an injury in Friday's practice that the team believes is a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. That'd end Bryant's 2018 campaign before it ever started -- and might put an end to his career. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 17 injury report. He was sidelined on Thursday but returned to a full practice on Friday. Bryant figures to play in Sunday’s meaningless finale against the Eagles, although Dallas could still limit his snaps. Bryant has been playing through knee tendonitis for the past couple of months.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) did not practice on Thursday. He wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report but told reporters that he's been dealing with knee tendonitis for the past 8 games, per ESPN's Todd Archer. Dallas could certainly opt to hold Bryant out of Sunday's meaningless finale. Check back tomorrow for another update.

3:11pm EST 11/12/17

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. These injuries knocked him out of last week’s contest — and he only got in 1 limited practice this week. Bryant carries significant risk in this one but would be nearly impossible to bench in season-long leagues.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His injuries aren't considered serious, but he's certainly not a lock to play against the Falcons this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said Monday that WR Dez Bryant is dealing with ankle and knee injuries. He's considered "day-to-day," according to Garrett. We haven't heard much concern about either injury, but Bryant can't be considered a lock to play against the Falcons on Sunday. We'll track his status throughout the week.

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's ankle injury is "not serious." He was able to jog on the sideline after getting the ankle twisted but never returned to Sunday's game. None of this means Bryant is a lock to play against the Falcons this weekend, but it at least sounds like he'll dodge a lengthy absence. Hopefully we learn more about the diagnosis today.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant twisted his ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. He remained on the sidelines and tried to jog it off for a few minutes but was eventually taken back to the locker room. We'll update his status when we learn more.

11:36am EST 11/20/16

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He was added to the injury report on Friday, but there was never any concern about his availability. Bryant is a WR1 vs. a Baltimore defense missing top CB Jimmy Smith.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was added to the injury report on Friday as limited with a back. He's officially questionable for this weekend's game against the Ravens. ESPN's Todd Archer reports that Bryant was moving around fine on Friday and that there's "little doubt he will play." Ravens-Cowboys kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, so we'll find out for sure by noon.

Ian Rapoport provided a Sunday morning update on the injury to Cowboys WR Dez Bryant: "Source who has seen his results said a knee like his is commonly referred to as a bone bruise. No long-term risk." That would explain why HC Jason Garrett gave a 1-3 week time table and the Cowboys listed Bryant as merely questionable for Week 4. We would still plan on not using him in fantasy football lineups this week but we'll have to watch Bryant's game status Sunday afternoon.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett labeled WR Dez Bryant "day-by-day" and said that his injured knee is "still under evaluation." Bryant won't practice on Wednesday. Considering he was able to play through the issue last week, we'd be surprised if Bryant is dealing with a significant injury. But we can't consider him a lock for this Sunday's game against the 49ers. We'll continue to keep on eye on the situation.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will get an MRI on the knee he injured in Sunday night's win over the Bears, owner Jerry Jones said. Bryant briefly exited the game but returned and looked fine to us. He scored a 17-yard TD in the 4th quarter. "I saw how the knee took it. That was a little concerning," Jones said. "I did see him moving around, but I saw Michael Irvin -- I'll never forget that -- go back out and play (after an ACL injury). Let's just see how the MRI goes." We should get an update on Bryant later today.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant returned to individual drills on Sunday, per insider Brandon George. Bryant sustained a concussion 6 days ago and was held out of Dallas' 3rd preseason game. He's on track to receive full clearance ahead of the start of the regular season. The bigger concern for Bryant is the loss of QB Tony Romo. We're not going near him at his 1.09 ADP. We'll see if that drops after Romo's injury.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones says WR Dez Bryant has "done an outstanding job" with his offseason work so far as he rebounds from January surgery on the foot he broke in September. “That's what we need of him, is to get well and do his rehab and then get in great shape," Jones added, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Jones said Bryant "probably wasn't in his best shape" heading into last season after a contract dispute kept him away from offseason activities and hamstring trouble limited him in camp. Bryant hasn't been cleared for field action yet, but Dallas reportedly expects him to participate to some degree in OTAs and June minicamp. We'll have to watch Bryant through the summer, though. Our friends at have pointed out how foot injuries can linger and lead to surrounding issues. Bryant looks risky right now at his Round 1 ADP in best-ball drafting, with similar #1 type WRs around him.

The Cowboys expect WR Dez Bryant (foot) to be ready for the start of offseason workouts this spring, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.  “We felt like the surgery went well and he’s still getting back, it’s still a process,” HC Jason Garrett said. “We’re glad we got it done almost immediately after the season so it’s given him plenty of time to come back, and all reports is everything has been positive up to this point.”  Foot injuries can be tricky for skill-position guys to return from, so we'll keep a close eye on Bryant this offseason.  But if healthy, the 27-year-old should return to high-end WR1 status in 2016.

The Cowboys have placed WR Dez Bryant on IR, ending an injury-riddled 2015 season.  He'll undergo surgery on his foot and ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Bryant broke his foot in Week 1, missed the next 6 weeks and never seemed completely healthy the rest of the way.  The good news is that Rapoport hears Bryant's surgeries aren't major and shouldn't impact his offseason.  He should be 100% healthy for 2016 and remains smack dab in the middle of his prime at 27 years old.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Cowboys are expecting WR Dez Bryant (foot) to miss 6-8 weeks.  He underwent successful surgery on Monday.  That timeline seems more realistic than the original report of 4-6 weeks.  The short end of the new timetable would put Bryant back on the field for Week 8 against Seattle.  The longer end would keep him out until Dallas' Week 10 meeting with the Bucs.  In between is what figures to be a big game against the Eagles.  Bryant owners need to prepare to be without him for at least the 1st half of the season -- and realize that he'll be a high injury risk when he returns.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant broke a bone in his foot on Sunday night, owner Jerry Jones told insider Desmond Purnell.  We're waiting for more details, but it's obviously an injury that's going to cost Bryant games.  And foot issues are notoriously tough for players to return from/play through.  With Bryant out, Terrance Williams will take over as Dallas' #1 WR.  Jason Witten, Cole Beasley and Devin Street will also assume larger roles.  So could Lance Dunbar, who caught 8 balls for 70 yards.  Bryant's absence will make Tony Romo tough to trust as a QB1.

UPDATE: HC Jason Garrett told reporters that Bryant will need surgery and could miss 4-6 weeks.


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