Not long after learning he'd been cut by the Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver Dez Bryant sent out a tweet alerting potential suitors he is ready for the next step.
It didn't take long for players all over the league to start courting him. In 113 games over his eight seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant has caught 513 passes for 7,459 yards and a franchise-record 73 touchdown receptions.
Come to Houston bro... @DezBryant— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 13, 2018
Philip Rivers to @DezBryant for the score!— Russell Okung (@RussellOkung) April 13, 2018
Can we please get deZ .... please— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) April 14, 2018
Bryant, who was sending up a tweet storm after his release, told the NFL Network he would love to stay in the NFC East so he could play the Cowboys twice a year.
"I won't say any teams, but being in the division, that's a huge possibility," Bryant said.
"That's something that I want. ... It's personal. Like I said, it's very personal. I already had a plan of training and getting my mind right. I just want to do it that much more."
If I didn't have my edge I got it now... I'm sorry they got to feel me it's personal... it's very personal— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 13, 2018
Former Bengals receiver Chad Johnson threw his support behind Bryant.
Excited for Dez & him finding a team that will utilize him properly‼️— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 13, 2018
Since signing a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, Bryant, 29, has not recorded more than 69 catches or 838 yards in a season. He missed time in 2015 with a broken foot and was bothered in 2016 with a tibial plateau fracture.