While Dallas tried to explain to Bryant that his role with the club was important, he wanted to be an impact player. The blowup that he had with head coach Bill Parcells in the pre-season could be tied to his unhappiness with being a backup. It was clear to most close to the situation that Bryant wouldn't be re-signed after his contract would expire after the 2005 season.
With Cleveland, Bryant will finally have a chance to become the impact
receiver that he wanted to be all along. He's the big, physical pass catcher
that the Browns really lack. Morgan, while he has length, doesn't have the
physical tools that Bryant possesses. Bryant still needs to improve on his
route running and discipline but he has all the tools necessary to become a
Once he arrives and gets to work in their offense for a while, Bryant will
work well with fellow third-year receiver Andre Davis. Davis will be the
speed threat while Bryant will be the physical presence that Morgan couldn't
Morgan looked to be an emerging receiver two years ago with Cleveland but
followed that up with a disappointing 2003 campaign. He will give Dallas
another deep threat at receiver but still needs to round out his game. He
won't have the pressure of being a starting receiver like he did with
Cleveland so that could actually help him the rest of the season while he
gets acclimated to the Cowboy offense.
Dallas and Cleveland Swap Receivers
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