New Orleans Saints' new signing Dez Bryant suffers suspected Achilles injury

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

The New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon during practice on Friday. And as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported shortly after the injury news, it seems the Saints may already be working on a contingency plan in the former of another wideout.

That said, Payton said he hasn't seen Bryant practice yet and "we'll see" if Bryant plays this weekend after that changes.

A serious injury to Bryant, 30, could lead to the Saints taking a second look at veteran Brandon Marshall, who also worked out for the team this week. "I won't question the man upstairs. this is the ultimate test. thank you everyone for the prayers". It's up to them to help get him the Super Bowl ring he signed with New Orleans for.

The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver just announced his contract with the Saints on Wednesday.

Bryant spent his first eight National Football League seasons with Dallas and in 2017 caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.

That means he won't get to play for the Saints this season after signing with them two days ago.