Dez Bryant loses it after cryptic Instagram post
Sharing a photo of himself in uniform Tuesday on Instagram, the 29-year-old receiver simply captioned the snap, X. With NFL free agency kicking off next week and Bryant potentially getting released by the team his quizzical post did nothing to silence speculation regarding his future with the franchise.
Bringing back Herzlich, 30, on a one-year deal is an example of how highly he is thought of inside the building. He made the team in 2011 as an undrafted free agent from Boston College, having beat cancer, and forged an NFL career as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor. He missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a neck stinger in training camp, landing on injured reserve. He is considered a strong locker-room leader.
I knew I was going to be playing somewhere I’m glad it will be back at home, in blue,” Herzlich told The Post. Never gets old. After this many years playing for one team, it still feels like ‘man, I get to play football in the NFL.’ It’s crazy. It’s just a ridiculous dream that came true and keeps coming true. I see it as a major blessing.”
The Dolphins gave up fourth- and sixth-round picks for Quinn, who has a $12.4 million cap hit for 2018. The Bucs have eight draft selections, and the Browns have 12. But it is unknown what either team offered.
Quinn made 8.5 sacks and forced two fumbles in 15 games last season.
The trade can’t become official until March 14.
Here’s what this means. If Sherman qualifies for the Pro Bowl before the end of the 2018 regular season, and if the 49ers make it to the postseason, he’ll play one or more playoff games (and engage in multiple practices) with no injury protection at all. So if he ruptures an Achilles tendon or tears an ACL in January or otherwise suffers a serious injury in January, the 49ers can do exactly what the Seahawks did to Sherman earlier this month: Cut Sherman without consequence.