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. Rams clear out: 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.

Safety rank­ings: Min­nesota’s Har­ri­son Smith was voted the top safety in the league by a panel of 10 foot­ball writ­ers. He re­ceived 97 points in a 10points-to-one sys­tem, gar­ner­ing eight of 10 first­place votes to out­dis­tance the New York Gi­ants’ Landon Collins (69 points).

Flip­ping per­fect: Kansas City coach Andy Reid has sent his cap­tains to mid­field be­fore kick­off nine times this sea­son, and nine times they have trot­ted back hav­ing won the coin toss.

The streak, which trails the Lions’ record 14 in 2004-05, has be­come a run­ning side­bar in the Chiefs’ locker room. No­body talks about it, much like a pitcher in a no-hit­ter.

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