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(AP) — Dez Bryant’s tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.In just his second practice with New Orleans, the newly acquired wide receiver indicated in social media posts Friday that he has had a significant setback.The team’s injury report listed Bryant as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati with an ankle injury, but a person familiar with the situation said the team is still awaiting the results of a doctor’s examination of Bryant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced any details of Bryant’s medical exam.Bryant has indicated on social media that the injury will be challenging to overcome, writing on his verified Twitter account, “Things was just starting to heat up for me … I won’t question the man upstairs … this is the ultimate test.. thank you everyone for the prayers.”The 30-year-old signed with the Saints on Wednesday following a workout in New Orleans a day earlier . After his first practice on Thursday, he expressed an eagerness to play with NFL all-time passer Drew Brees, and help a club that looks like a Super Bowl contender. The surging Saints have won seven straight and last Sunday knocked off the previously unbeaten Los Angeles Rams.Bryant spent his first eight NFL seasons with Dallas and in 2017 caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.Last season was Bryant’s best since he caught 88 passes for 1 Womens Drew Brees Jersey ,320 yards and 16 TDs in 2014, which at the time was his third consecutive season with at least 1,200 yards receiving. He signed his last Cowboys contract right after that, but has not approached that level of production since — a central reason Dallas released him in April with two years left on his five-year, $70 million contract.If Bryant is unable to play this season, the Saints could look to sign another receiver soon.Bryant was signed as the Saints placed receiver Cameron Meredith on injured reserve. Meredith was scheduled to have an arthroscopic cleanup performed on the same knee that required reconstructive surgery in 2017 and sidelined him all of that season. The Atlanta Falcons are making a bad habit of collapsing in the final moments of games.They were at it again in Sunday’s 37-36 loss to Cincinnati, allowing Andy Dalton to complete a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining.”It’s like just taking your heart and ripping it out,” defensive end Vic Beasley said. “It’s tough, but it’s just part of the game. It’s why we play the game. We play the game to win Michael Thomas Jersey White , but sometimes that’s how it ends up.”The Falcons gave up touchdowns on the first four drives, but held the Bengals to one field goal in the second half before Dalton directed a 16-play, 75-yard drive. He completed one third-down pass and two fourth-down throws to Tyler Boyd, all against Desmond Trufant.On the winning catch, Dalton had an easy decision to look for Green, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, to come open against zone coverage with inexperienced cornerback Isaiah Oliver defending the right side of the end zone.Dalton had enough time to wait for Green to come open and slide down for the catch. Oliver and Brian Poole were closest to the receiver, but had no chance to make a play.”I probably should’ve sank back a little bit more, like 3 or 4 yards https://www.thesaintslockerroom.com/authentic-tre_quan-smith-jersey ,” Oliver said. “(Defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel) said that it sucks right now, but you’ve just got to take it and learn something from it. It can’t all be negative.”There hasn’t been much positivity for Atlanta’s defense this year. Two starters 鈥?strong safety Keanu Neal and free safety Ricardo Allen 鈥?are injured and out for the season. Defensive captain Deion Jones, a third-year linebacker, is sidelined with a foot injury and will miss at least the next six weeks.Even though they’ve allowed 80 points in the past two games, Sunday wasn’t entirely a disaster for the defense. Takk McKinley had three sacks, all in the second half, and safety Damontae Kazee got his first career interception.A big call that could have favored Beasley went Cincinnati’s way in the fourth quarter. McKinley took down Dalton for a 10-yard loss and the ball came loose and Beasley recovered the fumble at the Atlanta 18. But the ruling was reversed because Dalton’s knee was down. A 36-yard field goal cut the lead to 33-31.Beasley returned to the game quickly in the first quarter after leaving with an ankle injury. He knew the line was in bad shape depth wise. McKinley missed last week with a groin injury, and reserve end Derrick Shelby didn’t dress for the second straight game because of a groin injury.McKinley said the defense can’t afford to let the injuries affect its collective psyche.”We have to finish,” McKinley said. “Regardless how many points we held them to in the second half Drew Brees Jersey White , we lost the game.”Last week’s loss to New Orleans dropped the Falcons to 1-1 in the NFC South when quarterback Drew Brees forced overtime with a 7-yard touchdown run and then won the game with a 1-yard run in the extra period.Against Cincinnati, the Falcons did it again. They’ll have another chance to get it right next week at Pittsburgh.”Those are the moments I’m talking about where when it’s time to close the door and shut it, we’re going to develop that instinct,” coach Dan Quinn said. “We do not have it as we need to right now. But as it got down to it, that’s where we need more attention and more time.”
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