If Bryant does play, Payton said he won't be moving around the formation right off the bat and he pointed to the red zone as an area where the former Cowboy might be able to make an impact for the Saints.
If Bryant did tear his Achilles, it's a devastating blow for the receiver who was participating in just his second practice with the Saints, CBS Sports reports.
Dez Bryant's tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.
Bryant was not expected to play this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals as coach Sean Payton wanted to him to get in better shape by dropping five pounds and also have more time to get a grasp of the offense.
Bryant had just signed a one-year deal with the Saints this week after spending the past seven months as a free agent. "I won't question the man upstairs. this is the ultimate test. thank you everyone for the prayers".
If Bryant is unable to play this season, the Saints could look to sign another receiver soon.