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Injured Saints WR Dez Bryant Tweets Out Response to Getting Hurt

Saints receiver Dez Bryant responded to reports that he may have torn his Achilles tendon Friday during practice, calling it “the ultimate test” on Twitter, the New Orleans Advocate reports.

“Things was just starting to heat up for me… I won’t question the man upstairs… this is the ultimate test… thank you everyone for the prayers,” Bryant tweeted out.

The injury, which could put Bryant on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season, happened two days after he signed a 1-year deal with the Saints.

Report: Saints Set to Ink a Deal with Free Agent WR Dez Bryant

It sounds like the Saints are going to be adding another weapon for quarterback Drew Brees and the offense, as reports state the team is close to signing former Cowboys wide out Dez Bryant.

According to NFL Media, the Saints liked what they saw during Tuesday’s workout, and the two sides currently are negotiating a deal.

And if the deal happens, circle this date on your calendar: November 29. That’s when the Saints play the Cowboys. In Dallas. In prime time.

Once the season began, Bryant’s best play became signing with a team in November, getting up to speed over the balance of the regular season, and attempting to contribute in the postseason, hopeful to make the kind of impression in January that will get him paid in March.

Having Bryant paired up with Brees sounds like a match made in heaven, it now depends on how long it would take him to learn the Saints style of offense, as well as if he can keep his ego in check should things not go smoothly early on in the relationship.

Saints Looking and Three Veteran Wide Outs, Including Brandon Marshall and Dez Bryant

The Saints coming off their win over the previously unbeaten Rams, have been busy today, working out a couple wide outs, that being Brandon Marshall, Kamar Aiken and Dez Bryant.

All the players are very interesting in terms of what they could bring to the Saints receiving core, with Aiken being probably the most affordable of the bunch.

Bryant is an interesting story, as he talked to the Cleveland Browns during training camp, but didn’t sign there and now is still on the market, looking likely for a team that is going to make a deep playoff run.

As for Marshall, he was released by the Seahawks after starting two games for them this season, playing in six total. He had 11 catches in those six games for 136 yards with one TD.

Aiken played in five games with the Eagles, making six catches for 53 yards.

Saints Go Marching Past Rams in 45-35 Shootout Win to Move to 7-1

The Saints made a statement on Sunday, handing the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of 2018, topping them 45-35 in front of a wild crowd in New Orleans.

Drew Brees was magnificent, throwing for for 346 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints seventh straight win, and his favorite target was Michael Thomas, who caught a career-high 211 yards, including a late 72-yard score in which he gave a salute to former Saints WR Joe Horn.

Saints feature running back Alvin Kamara scored three times, twice on runs and once on a 16-yard catch-and-run, all of which came in the first half.

The Saints had a big lead but the Rams did rally, thanks in part to QB Jared Goff, who in defeat passed for 391 yards and three TDs.

Video: Stephen A. Smith Says Saints Drew Brees Would Win the MVP if He Beats the Rams Sunday

Stephen A. Smith sees New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees winning the NFL MVP over Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff if they defeat the Los Angeles Rams in their Week 9 showdown.

Saints Missing Starting RB Alvin Kamara From Thursday’s Practice

The Saints have their biggest game of the season Sunday against the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams, and might have some issues in terms of injuries, as today running back Alvin Kamara was not at practice during the portion open to the media.

It was surprising to not see Kamara because he was not listed on the injury report Wednesday, and he’s already recovered from the knee injury he dealt with earlier this season. The injury report released Thursday evening should provide some insight into Kamara’s absence, and it’s possible that he practiced after the media left.

That was the case on Wednesday for center Max Unger (elbow) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (shoulder). Both were absent during the media portion, but listed as limited. Unger and Thomas were both present during the open period on Thursday, which is a good sign that they’re improving.

Defensive end Marcus Davenport (toe) was not seen at practice Thursday, which was also the case Wednesday, but defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen (neck) was back after sitting out Wednesday.

Saints DE Marcus Davenport to Miss Extended Time with a Toe Injury

The Saints have another big injury on defense to overcome, as DE Marcus Davenport is going to miss an extended amount of time with a toe injury.

Here’s the latest on the injury:

Sitting at 6-1; Taking a Look at the Saints Next Four Opponents

The Saints are sitting at 6-1 atop the NFC South right now, and many think they are a legit contender to the Los Angeles Rams as the best team in the NFC.

With nine games left in the 2018 season, today we take a look at what’s ahead in the next four weeks, as the team will look to stay up at the top of the division and continue to fight for a possible first-round bye come the postseason if things head in the right direction.

November 4th vs Los Angeles Rams

A true measuring stick for the Saints, their game this Sunday against the unbeaten Rams will tell us a lot as to where the Saints measure up against the ‘best’ team in the NFC. You have to give props to the Rams for what they have done to this point, but this game being at home could be a great chance to see the Saints knock the Rams off their perch at the top of the conference.

November 11th at Cincinnati Bengals

An interesting game against the AFC North’s Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium, again it’s a chance for the Saints to go on the road and flex their muscles against a good team from the ‘other’ conference. Cincy has played solid football this season, sitting behind the Steelers for second place in the AFC North, and with a solid defense, Drew Brees and company will be tested in what could be an interesting road test.

November 18th vs Philadelphia Eagles

The road to being the best in the NFC gets no easier in three weeks, as the Eagles fly into the Superdome to try and take down Brees and the Saints in what should be another good test. The Eagles have clearly not played as well as last season when they were the Super Bowl champs, but they are starting to look more like that team that took down the Pats last year in Minnesota to win their first title than the one that was struggling most of the season. Clearly a game the Saints can’t fall asleep on.

November 22nd vs Atlanta Falcons

The finale of this four-game stretch will see a very rare Thanksgiving affair for the Saints at home against the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan. It was back in week three where the Saints racked up a whole lot of yards and points in an overtime win over the Falcons, and since then Atlanta has been hit with a bunch of injuries as well as some not so good play. At 3-4 this could be a game where a win can basically knock the Falcons out of the postseason race in the NFC.