Dez Bryant spent training camp, preseason and more than half of the NFL regular season waiting for a team to give him a shot to prove himself.

The often-outspoken but extremely talented wide receiver, who had played his whole professional career with

the Dallas Cowboys, finally signed with the New Orleans Saints this past week. But on the last play of practice Friday, he reportedly suffered a torn Achilles.

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Soon after, Bryant tweeted a message of determination, writing that the injury "is the ultimate test."

Several other NFL players, including former Cowboys teammate Cole Beasley, reacted to the news by tweeting support for Bryant. Here are some of the responses: