Bryant, who had been with the Cowboys since they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft, has been to three Pro Bowls, and he's one of the most well-known names in the National Football League wide receiver ranks.
Releases from the Dallas Cowboys after 8 seasons, majority successful although not much recently, Bryant is rumored to be hoping to get offers from the New York Giants, Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles or the Washington Redskins. Bryant was dumped by the Dallas Cowboys on Friday after owner Jerry Jones and the Dallas brass determined he was no longer worth the money or periodic headaches.
While Bryant could be affirming Burleson's belief that Bryant wants to play somewhere like the Giants where he would play with other great wide receivers, the far more likely reality is that Bryant is acknowledging that cooler heads must prevail, and that his desire to stay in the NFC East is an emotional one that needs to be reconsidered.
Bryant, who played eight seasons in Dallas, has seen a dramatic drop off in productivity the past few seasons.
The Washington Post reports that the Redskins aren't interested in Bryant right now. "Ravens fans, who still lament the fact that the team was unable to land Bryant in the 2010 draft, seem infatuated with the idea".
The Ravens added Michael Crabtree and John Brown in free agency, but adding another wide receiver has to be on the radar. His departure saves them $8 million in salary cap space. Derrick Mason had a nice second act from 2007-2009, his age 33, 34 and 35 seasons, averaging 85 catches per season with over 1,000 yards in all three campaigns.
He amassed a career-best 16 touchdowns in 2014.
Bryant has always been known as a passionate and outspoken player, a competitor who lets his desire to win be known.