Jerry Jones said last week he expected to meet with Dez Bryant and his representation in the coming days. A week later, the meeting still hasn’t happened, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.
“When we do, we’ll let you know, and the guy who will do that will be Jerry,” Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Todd Archer of ESPN.
The Cowboys want to keep Bryant but likely not at his $12.5 million base salary and $16.5 million cap number for 2018. They have upgraded at the position since last season.
Riley told Thomsen that after James left, he had no contact with him until the 2016 NBA Finals, when Cleveland played the Golden State Warriors in Game 7. Riley said it was then he finally reached out.
“I didn’t want to send him anything that he could read before he hit the floor,” Riley said. “As soon as he hit the floor, I sent a text to him. I said, ‘Win this and be free.’
“He never got back to me with a response. In fact, he said something after the game.”
Wasserman already had 12 NFL clients, most notably Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck officially is represented by his uncle, Will Wilson, who will co-manage the NFL practice with Hendrickson.
The firm, per Mullen, already represents more than 40 Major League Baseball players, including Giancarlo Stanton, long with more than 30 NBA players, including Russell Westbrook. Wasserman recently acquired Orr Hockey Group and its client of roughly 40 NHL players.
With Allen Robinson, the Bears got the complete, young No. 1 wideout they needed for Mitchell Trubisky. With Trey Burton, they got an up-and-coming pass-catching tight end from a similar Eagles offense. With Taylor Gabriel, they got a versatile cog they will use in a variety of ways. New coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace are copycatting what the Eagles’ Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman did for their QB taken No. 2 overall: pouring on the help.