Rodgers: Packers Would Welcome Bryant "With Open Arms"

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Aaron Rodgers does not think Dez Bryant will end up in a Green Bay Packers uniform.

Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowl player, has been a free agent since he was released by the Cowboys in mid-April.

Rodgers addressed the possibility of Bryant signing with Green Bay when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday.

"We like young receivers, so I'm assuming that's the way we are going to keep going," Rodgers said (via Zone Madison).

"But he's a talented player. He's going to end up somewhere. If he ends up here, we'll obviously welcome him with open arms."

Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season. Jason Witten, Bryant’s former team-mate with the Cowboys, said earlier this month he expected the wide receiver to sign with Green Bay.

"Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well and Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants," Witten said on The Adam Schefter Podcast.

"I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League."

The Packers released veteran Jordy Nelson, who spent nine seasons with the team, in March. They selected three wide receivers – J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown – in the 2018 draft.