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Dez Bryant leaves Cleveland Browns visit without contract

On Thursday, 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and free agent Dez Bryant visited the Cleveland Browns.
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CLEVELAND -- On Thursday, Dez Bryant was pictured arriving in Cleveland for his visit with the Browns.

It now appears he left without a contract.

According to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the 3-time Pro Bowl receiver left Cleveland on Friday without a deal in place. Talks between the two sides, however, have not yet closed as Bryant continues to weigh his options for the upcoming season.

After being released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason, Bryant reportedly turned down a multiyear contract from the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, it's believed the 29-year-old is searching for a one-year "prove it" deal before hitting the open market again in 2019.

For the Browns, a one-year deal would seemingly make sense as they look to bolster their wide receiving corps. Given the uncertainty surrounding Josh Gordon, as well as Antonio Callaway, Cleveland currently finds itself lacking in depth behind offseason acquisition Jarvis Landry.

Over the course of the past few weeks, both the Browns and Bryant have engaged with a public flirtation with one another, leading to the former Cowboy's visit on Thursday. Whether or not Bryant will take more visits moving forward remains unclear, but with the NFL's second week of preseason games now underway, time is ticking on where -- or if -- he'll play his ninth season in the NFL.

In 2017, the 6-foot-2 Bryant recorded 69 catches for 838 yards and 6 touchdowns. Over the course of his eight-year career in Dallas, he tallied 531 catches for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns, including a first-team All-Pro selection in 2014.

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