Doctors were testing the tendon as a "formality,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bryant appeared to reference the matter Friday on Twitter, writing, “this is the ultimate test." He also offered thanks for prayers.
The Dallas Cowboys released Bryant in April, shaving about $8.5 million off the team’s salary cap. The nine-year pro went unsigned for months and met with Cleveland and Baltimore before working out for the Saints on Wednesday. He signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract to join the 10th-ranked passing offense in the league.
The deal came days after New Orleans beat the Los Angeles Rams, one of the NFL’s other top offenses, in a 45-35 shootout.
Quarterback Drew Brees threw for four touchdowns and 346 yards in the game. On the season, he is completing 76 percent of his passes, the best mark in his 18-year career.
“Who wouldn’t want to play with Drew Brees,” Bryant said after his first practice with the team Thursday. “Not taking away from nobody else, but you got a guy like Drew Brees, like I said, you got a guy like Michael Thomas, (Ben) Watson, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram. You got those types of guys.”
With the NFL’s trade deadline already past, New Orleans will be hard-pressed to find another receiver who could match Bryant’s potential production.
Twelve-year pro Brandon Marshall, who remains unsigned, worked out with the Saints on Tuesday. Kamar Aiken, who last played for Philadelphia in October, and Jeremy Maclin, who flirted with retirement after a spending 2017 in Baltimore, could also fill in for Bryant.
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