Dez Bryant is still a man without a team, but that may end before the new week is out. While it has shocked many NFL experts that Bryant hasn’t landed with a team this late in the preseason, Dez may soon be heading to one of the best organizations in the NFL. The third week of the NFL preseason will also see his former team, the Cowboys play on Sunday night (August 26).

Patriots, Bryant could happen soon

Just 24 hours ago, the thought of Dez Bryant playing for the New England Patriots in 2018 was not even a thought. That has changed. According to a Yahoo!

Report, the former Dallas Cowboys star has been unsigned since April. While he has visited the Cleveland Browns, no serious interest has been thrown out to Bryant to this point, however, with the sudden announcement from the Patriots' camp of Eric Decker retiring, don’t be surprised if Bryant gets a call from the New England brass. Signing for the Browns could definitely shift those Super Bowl odds.

In need of playmakers

Yes, Dez Bryant doesn’t seem to fit the mold of the Patriots - or does he? Bryant is very vocal on the field, and at this point, that could be something New England needs.

The 2018 Patriots are going to look dramatically different than the 2017 roster.

Add to that the window is closing on the Tom Brady era. You know that No. 12 wants another ring before he rides off into the sunset. That is why Bryant is worth the risk, or at least a look. Gronk has a history of being injured, Julian Edelman is suspended the first four weeks of the season and Kenny Britt was recently cut.

Add to that Brady’s go-to guy, Danny Amendola, is now a member of the Miami Dolphins, and Brandin Cooks was traded back in April to the Los Angeles Rams, once again Brady and the offense are looking for a reliable wideout for the upcoming season.

Now, if any team can get the best out of the flamboyant Bryant, it has to be the Patriots.

Randy Moss had one of his best seasons in New England, and Bryant could do the same. Head Coach Bill Belichick seems to get the most out of players, and if this rumor comes to fruition, Bryant could be the shot in the arm the Patriots offense needs. At 6’2”, Bryant could be a lot to handle on one side of the field while the 6’6” Rob Gronkowski causes havoc on the other side.

One more reason to take a shot on No. 88? He has a lot to prove - and he wants to show everyone, especially the Dallas Cowboys that they made a mistake in letting him go. Self-motivation is always huge in sports and if Dez plays with a chip on his shoulder, he could be a huge weapon on offense.

The 29-year-old Bryant has racked up over 7,400 yards and 73 touchdowns in his first eight seasons in the NFL, all with the Dallas Cowboys.