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Should the Jaguars target Dez Bryant?

Ari Russell



(USA Today - Tom Heitman)

With the Dallas Cowboys cutting WR Dez Bryant late last week, several teams have indeed shown interest. Is Bryant a player that the Jacksonville Jaguars should be interested in? This is going to take different pundits in different directions.

One opinion comes from Alfie Crow from the site Big Cat Country. Crow doesn’t think it’s a good idea for the Jaguars to pick up Dez Bryant:

Bryant, 29, has been a productive receiver in the NFL for a number of years, but the last time he had a “good” season was back in 2014. The past three seasons have been underwhelming for a receiver like Bryant, though he has posted solid touchdown numbers, his receptions and yards just aren’t there.

Part of that is because there was a quarterback change, part of it was because the Cowboys offense changed and some of it was because of injuries. The reality of it is though, the Jaguars don’t need to be interested in signing someone like Bryant in the hopes of him finding his form

Obviously the Jaguars are going to have a different look at WR this season. Allen Robinson who was injured last season has signed with the Bears. Allen Hurns is now with the Cowboys. Obviously Dez Bryant would bring some buzz from a name perspective. The challenge really is his price tag.

The only way brining in Bryant would make sense is if they can get him at a cheap price. The challenge is that there will already be several teams interested in Bryant pushing his market price up. The Jaguars at this point aren’t looking to tie up a lot of dollars for a player who’s production has diminished over the last few years. Also the team signed Donte Moncrief away from the Colts for $9 million and resigned Marqise Lee for four years in March. Dez Bryant would be beyond a luxury.

Also what’s the opinion of a guy who covers the Jags on a daily basis?

It looks as if Bryant and the Jaguars is something that isn’t going to happen. I’ll take O’Halloran’s sources over any other speculation or fans wishes. Sure it’s a flashy move, but judging from how the Jaguars have conducted business this offseason, flashiness isn’t in the cards. When it comes to finding a larger WR target for Jacksonville, expect them to look towards the draft.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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