By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton knew the bombardment of questions on Dez Bryant was coming during Thursday's teleconference.
So, he jokingly announced each reporter would have "two Dez coupons" on a call that lasted a little more than 10 minutes.
On the serious side, Payton said he liked what he saw out of Dez Bryant's workout Tuesday before signing the wide receiver.
There was one exception, however, the Saints want to address based on Bryant's time away from the football field.
"He's a little heavy and that's pretty common," Payton said. "I'd think probably five pounds without having gone through a training camp. We felt like he did a number of things that we liked in the workout. We'll begin that process today."
Bryant, who was last officially listed at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, reported Thursday and signed a one-year prorated deal worth $1.75 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Bryant can earn $500,000 in reception incentives, making the deal actually worth up to $1.1 million for the final eight regular-season game. ...
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