Saints' Dez Bryant has torn Achilles tendon: report

A person familiar with the situation says medical examinations and imaging have confirmed that Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season before it had begun.

Pro Bowl receiver put on IR after suffering season-ending injury in practice

Newly signed Saints receiver Dez Bryant was injured in practice on Friday and reportedly will miss the balance of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

A person familiar with the situation says medical examinations and imaging have confirmed that Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles, ending his season before it had begun.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Saints have not announced details of the veteran receiver's medical exam or updated Friday's injury report.

The Saints on Saturday placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve, promoting receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

The 30-year-old Bryant became a free agent in April after eight seasons with Dallas. He'd been looking for a new team until signing with New Orleans on Wednesday.

The six-foot-three Kirkwood is a 24-year-old undrafted rookie out of Temple.

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