Ex-Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Hopeful for 2020 NFL Season: 'I Need My Redemption'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 30, 2020

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) smiles after catching a touchdown pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant is holding out hope there will be an NFL season in 2020 so he can get back on the field. 

Bryant sent out this tweet Tuesday:

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

I hope it’s a season I need my redemption

In order for Bryant to get the "redemption" he seeks, a team will have to sign the 31-year-old. He hasn't appeared in an NFL game since Week 17 of the 2017 season with the Dallas Cowboys. 

The New Orleans Saints signed Bryant to a one-year contract on Nov. 7, 2018, but he tore his Achilles during practice with the team two days later. 

After NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel needed surgery for a broken foot suffered during a workout earlier this month, Kendrick Bourne sent a tweet that included the 49ers' and Bryant's handles. 

There's been no indication from the 49ers if they are interested in Bryant. 

Rapoport noted Samuel, who ranked second on San Francisco with 802 receiving yards in 2019, suffered a Jones fracture and "should" be back early in the regular season. 

Bryant had 7,459 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns on 531 receptions in eight seasons with the Cowboys from 2010-17.