METAIRIE -- Dez Bryant's season as a Saints ended before it even began.

The New Orleans Saints officially placed wide receiver Dez Bryant on injured reserve, ending his season.

Bryant injured his Achilles in practice Friday after signing a one-year deal with the Saints earlier this week.

He was not expected to play in Sunday's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, even before the injury.

The Saints will most likely turn to one of the other receivers they worked out before signing Bryant.