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Reports: Dez Bryant tears his Achilles at New Orleans practice

Posted: 3:19 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 16:33:50-05

Newly signed New Orleans wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered what the team fears could be a serious injury at practice Friday,  according to an NFL.com report .

According to the report, Bryant had to be helped off the practice field after being injured on the final play of the Saints’ Friday practice on what the team is fearing could be a torn Achilles tendon. Bryant signed with New Orleans a day before the injury. He was cut by Dallas in April.

Bryant was officially listed on the Saints injury report as being questionable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati with an ankle injury.

Saints coach Sean Payton spoke after practice Friday. NOLA.com reports that Payton did not give any indication that anything had taken place with Bryant.

“Listen, there’s a lot he’s learning,” Payton told reporters. “There’s a lot going on. Just getting him up to speed as quickly as possible.”

Payton also said he had not made a decision about Bryant’s availability for their upcoming game.