‘Hard Knocks’ speech reignites Dez Bryant-to-Browns talk

Antonio Brown isn’t the only NFL receiver lobbying for Dez Bryant’s services.

After the Steelers wideout pitched the Cowboys castoff to Pittsburgh last week, Browns receiver Jarvis Landry took to Twitter on Wednesday, replying to Bryant’s initial tweet praising the Cleveland star’s expletive-filled, passionate speech from HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

“Ride with me @DezBryant,” Landry, 25, tweeted.

No matter the mutual Twitter love, a future as teammates is far far from reality. A Browns source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that the team’s trade of Corey Coleman was not done with Bryant in mind. Even if the recent legal troubles of rookie receiver Antonio Callaway tilted the Browns’ thinking, the same source told Anderson that the team does not believe Bryant is serious about going to Cleveland.

Perhaps Landry’s “Hard Knocks” speech could pick up momentum again. Bryant, 29, was rumored to be in the mix with the Browns in late July, but interest appeared to dwindle following his Twitter rant, chastising the Cowboys.

Following his release in April after eight seasons in Dallas, Bryant remains without a team, still yearning for a one-year, prove-it deal. He reportedly turned down a multi-year offer with the Ravens, and at one point wanted to line up with the rest of the Giants’ offense.

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