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Oakland Raiders Desmond Bryant arrested, not Dez Bryant


It was originally reported that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested, and this was a result that wouldn’t have surprised anyone. However, it is now being correctly reported that it is Oakland Raiders impending free agent defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, who was arrested this morning in Miami for “criminal mischief”. Dez Bryant? Well, he was in the gym.

Desmond Bryant is a potential New England Patriots target this offseason, because the Pats have a need for a DT who can rush the passer and push the pocket; they already have great run-stopping talent on the inside. The Pats pass rush needs improving, and even signing CFL star Armond Armstead isn’t enough.

Bryant may “only” be decent against the run, but the Raiders DT is a terrific pass rusher and one of the best interior pass rushers in the NFL. One of the top five impending free agent defensive tackles, many people believe that signing Desmond Bryant would make a lot of sense for the New England Patriots- I agree with that.

It is extremely surprising to hear that it was this “Dez” Bryant who was arrested in Miami, because Desmond Bryant is a Harvard grad and is well-regarded for his character. We’ll see how this arrest affects Bryant’s free agent stock, but I highly doubt it will affect his standing with the New England Patriots if the Pats are interested. It could affect his standing with other teams, but I doubt it will do any significant damage for his free agent stock.

Bryant’s bail is reportedly set at $1,000, so it sounds like this criminal mischief charge was basically nothing; just random stuff that happens to NFL players in Miami. Honestly, it doesn’t sound like a big deal. By the way, I feel really bad for the Cowboys Dez Bryant; people are always jumping at him when stuff like this happens. But hey, he has earned that reputation to a certain extent.

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