Saints fear new WR Bryant lost to Achilles tear
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