Bryant deletes post saying he wants to play for 49ers

ide receiver Dez Bryant (88), who caught a franchise-record 73 touchdown passes in eight seasons. was released by the Dallas Cowboys.Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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Wide receiver Dez Bryant offered perhaps a brief glimpse into his mindset on social media when asked to name the team with which he’d like to play.

“49ers,” Bryant wrote on Instagram before quickly deleting the post. offered a screenshot as proof of the free-agent wide receiver’s answer.

The San Francisco 49ers have no shown any public interest in Bryant, who was released on April 13 after spending eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

The 49ers have 11 receivers on their roster, with Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin atop the depth chart.

Bryant had a team-leading 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns with Dallas in 2017. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has gone a career-worst 23 regular-season games without a 100-yard performance.

Since signing a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, Bryant has failed to record a 1,000-yard season or reel in more than eight touchdown receptions in a season.

Bryant was a touchdown machine in the first half of his career with the Cowboys, hauling in 41 scoring passes in a three-season span, capped by a career-high 16 in 2014. He was named a First-Team All-Pro selection that year.

During that spectacular run from 2012-14, Bryant also averaged 91 receptions and put up at least 1,233 receiving yards in each of those seasons.