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Making the case against Dez Bryant to the Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys runs onto the field prior to their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys runs onto the field prior to their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys made headlines when they decided to release wide receiver Dez Bryant after a seven-year career this offseason. Make no mistake about it, the New York Jets shouldn’t even consider bringing him into the mix.

When it comes to the New York Jets, they’re a team on the rise that over the past few years, have made some good decisions in rebuilding for a brighter future. They haven’t been perfect but for the most part, the Jets are building a good foundation that hopefully, within the next year or two, will be ready to contend for the NFL Playoffs.

When popular players become free agents, a lot of times fans believe they can add something to a team that can push the envelope for the upcoming season. Wide receiver Dez Bryant was just released by the Dallas Cowboys and well, fans of the Jets probably gave it a thought or two if it would make sense to bring him into the mix.

Make no mistake about it, Bryant is far removed from his glory days with the Cowboys where he was a force to reckon with. He’ll be 30-years-old this November and not only has lost his speed when running routes but injuries have limited his impact on the gridiron big time.

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It’s not easy being a wide receiver in the NFL when dealing with a broken foot injury but ever since Bryant got hit with that back in 2015, he wasn’t the same player. In the grand scheme of things, the Jets are trying to get younger at many positions on the roster, especially when it comes to their wide receiver corps, hence why they have so many to begin with.

Considering the Jets are stacked at wide receiver with 17 currently signed to the roster, for now, it just doesn’t make sense to add Bryant to make it 18. It’s also a possibility that Bryant and his agent probably feel he’s still got more than enough gas in the tank and wants to get paid as a premier wide receiver on his next new team.

From lots of dropped passes to causing distractions on the sideline when things don’t go his way, Bryant is everything the Jets are trying to avoid when it comes to their players. It’s best they stay far away from him this offseason and don’t even consider signing him since they’re better off without someone like him in the locker room. Especially taking reps away from younger players in the positional group that undoubtedly need them to develop properly which is the essence of rebuilding the right way.

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