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Dez Bryant indicates via Twitter he would like to play for Patriots

Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2018 - 6:26 pm

FOXBORO -- It's Week 1 of the regular season and free agent wide out Dez Bryant still doesn't have a team.

Bryant was connected in rumors to Patriots all summer with how thin they are at the position and after Bryant's tweet Sunday afternoon, those rumors are likely to pick up again.

A fan tweeted at him: @DezBryant please come back, please have Kim, call Jerry first thing Monday.

Bryant respondedNaw I’m ok.. I rather go somewhere I can show case my skills for real.. if I line up next to Gronk hogan Edelman I’m for sure getting a 1 on 1 match up plus I won’t be getting criticized controlled for expressing my love for the game..Washington is cool as well.

The Patriots played Sunday with four wide outs with Julian Edelman suspended -- Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and Riley McCarron, and Chad Hansen was a healthy inactive. It's clear even when Edelman comes back the position could still be upgraded, so it would seem this is still a situation to monitor.

Bryant, 29, would need to take less than what he's looking for to sign in New England, but tweets like this say it's possible.

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