Will Dez Bryant Find a Team Before the NFL Season Begins?

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys runs onto the field prior to their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. The Cowboys cut Bryant in April. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

With six weeks left until the NFL season kicks off, Dez Bryant remains without a contract.

The wide receiver's eight-year spell with the Dallas Cowboys ended on April 13 and he has been weighing his options since. However, the 29-year-old has less suitors than he might have hoped for.

Bryant has also limited his options, stating he wanted to remain in the NFC East after being released by the Dallas. That particular plan never got off the ground as the Redskins, Giants and Eagles had no interest in him and Bryant subsequently turned down a potential multi-year deal with the Ravens, hinting he would prefer a one-year contract instead.

However, the Oklahoma State product has not run options just yet. On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers wide-receiver Antonio Brown donned the clothes of a recruiter and took to Twitter to invite Bryant to Pennsylvania.

Come play with me @DezBryant let’s get the chip..........Eat Greedy......Big plates.......

— AB (@AB84) July 29, 2018

Bryant seemed receptive to the hint, retweeting the message from Brown, who adorns the cover of this year's Madden game .

Should he join the Steelers, Bryant would be the franchise's third-best option at wide receiver, with Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster clearly ahead of him in the pecking order.

Bryant was the Cowboys' leader in touchdown catches and recorded at least 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns between 2012 and 2014, but the foot and knee injuries he suffered in 2015 and 2016 appear to have taken their toll.

The Texas native hasn't had more than 1,000 yards receiving since 2014 and recorded just 69 catches, 838 yards and six touchdowns last year, despite playing all of the Cowboys' 16 games.

At the same time, joining the Steelers would grant Bryant the opportunity to compete for the title, with Pittsburgh joint-fourth favorites to win the Super Bowl.

According to odds provided by BetOnline, the Steelers are 12-1 to win the championship, behind only the Patriots at 7-1 and the Vikings and the Eagles both at 10-1.

However, there is also another AFC North franchise interested in Bryant, although one with vastly different circumstances from the Steelers'.

Cleveland has gone 1-31 in the last two years and last season became only the second franchise in history to go 0-16, but unlike Pittsburgh would offer Bryant a regular starting spot.

Cleveland.com suggested the Browns have offered Bryant a one-year deal, while NFL insider Ian Rapoport spoke of mutual interest between the player and the franchise.

Sources: The #Browns and FA WR Dez Bryant have mutual interest and the team is working on scheduling a visit with him. Monday would be a logistical day, if not sooner. This could be a match.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2018

The Browns have overhauled their roster and have two of the top four picks in this year's draft, including number one overall selection Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield might have to bide his time to get into the team, as Cleveland have also acquired Tyrod Taylor from the Bills.

Alongside Taylor, the Browns have also secured Jarvis Landry, who signed a five-year deal worth $75 million after being traded to the Browns from Miami.

However, while the three-time Pro Bowler provides Cleveland with stardust as wide-receiver, the options behind him are major doubts.

Josh Gordon has never played more than a five games per season in the last five years due to repeatedly breaching drug regulations, while Corey Coleman has played only 19 games in the last two seasons combined.

With such limited options at his disposal, it's not difficult to see why Browns GM John Dorsey has discussed signing Bryant with the franchise executives.

"He is a very talented player," Dorsey was quoted as saying by the Browns website.

"Now, we will see what comes to fruition the next couple of days, but we talk about it. You have to talk about these things."

The curtain on the 2018 NFL season lifts on September 6. Bryant might be running out of time and options.