Both the Associated Press and ESPN confirmed the move on Wednesday citing league sources who requested anonymity.
Bryant, a first-team All-Pro selection in 2014 and three-time Pro Bowler, hasn't played football since being released by the Dallas Cowboys during the offseason, following a slip in production the past two seasons. In six game appearances, Meredith has just nine catches for 114 yards and zero touchdowns. He signed his last Cowboys contract right after that, but has not approached that level of production since - a central reason Dallas released him in April. He previously met with the Browns and Ravens.
The Saints, sitting at 7-1 atop the NFC South, will take on the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in Week 10.
This is a great move for the ninth-year receiver as Bryant will not be expected to be the top target in New Orleans due to the presence of third-year wideout Michael Thomas.
Led by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints rank seventh on offense overall, averaging 402.2 yards per game, and seventh in passing, averaging 289.9 yards. We have yet to mention Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram or the league's best offensive line, which now resides in New Orleans.
As for Bryant, one thing he might want to do before his return to Dallas on November 29 is purchase a few extra jerseys, because apparently, a bunch of his old teammates are hoping to trade with him after the game.
"Each week we'll have different players in different spots, tight ends, running backs, but you're asking a question, I think, based on the other reports, so I'll get to the next question", Saints head coach Sean Payton told beat reporters Wednesday morning, shortly before word leaked of Bryant's imminent signing.
New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2).
Dez, 30, will get a chance to go up against his former team in Week 13, when the Dallas Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints in a Thursday night matchup. "He's a good player".
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