Dez Bryant still is without a team as Week 3 of the NFL preseason nears despite recently meeting with the Cleveland Browns.

Could the New England Patriots be an option for the free-agent wide receiver?

Well, thanks to an Instagram comment, we know the former Dallas Cowboys star is a fan of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Here’s the exchange:

Is it possible Bryant is just saying this to help his chances of possibly coming to New England? Sure, but it’s certainly understandable for a top receiver to admire Brady’s career.

The Patriots sure could use some depth at wide receiver. Julian Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the regular season, and Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Matthews both were released earlier this summer.

Bryant isn’t an elite wideout anymore, but he had a solid 2017 campaign, catching 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys last season.

Bryant will turn 30 in November.

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