Saints fear new WR Bryant lost to Achilles tear

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Two days af­ter Dez Bryant signed with New Or­leans, the Saints be­lieve that the for­mer Dal­las wide re­ceiver has suf­fered a torn Achilles ten­don.

Bryant, re­leased by the Cow­boys in April with two years left on his five-year con­tract but un­signed un­til Wed­nes­day, was hurt in prac­tice Fri­day and the club fears the likely sea­son-end­ing in­jury, a source told the NFL Net­work’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelis­sero.

An MRI was sched­uled to con­firm the ini­tial di­ag­no­sis. Wild­fires im­pact Cal­i­for­nia teams: The Los An­ge­les Rams can­celed prac­tice af­ter a wild­fire forced about 20 play­ers and coaches to evac­u­ate their homes.

They’ll cram their nor­mal Fri­day prep into a work­out at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia on Sat­ur­day be­fore they host Seat­tle on Sun­day.

The 49ers and Raiders al­tered their work­outs as smoke from a North­ern Cal­i­for­nia blaze af­fected air qual­ity.

The 49ers worked out ear­lier, while the Raiders scaled back to a walk­through. The NFL is mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion in Oak­land, where the Raiders are to host the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers on Sun­day af­ter­noon. The 49ers don’t play un­til Mon­day. Safety rank­ings: Min­nesota’s Har­ri­son Smith was

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