Maybe Twitter itself played a role, as earlier in the day Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey was noted on Twitter by beat writer Mary Kay Cabot that he's called Bryant but that the star receiver "won't return any phone calls".
Bryant has since contradicted Dorsey's statement saying he did speak with him.
The first date isn't set just yet, and if the two sides decide to consummate the relationship remains to be seen.
NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports expects Bryant to arrive in Cleveland next Thursday. He said he was still getting himself ready and was enjoying spending time with his children. On Sunday, they traded Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills, then Antonio Callaway, a fourth-round pick who was expected to take Coleman's place, was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
However, Bryant tweeted on Thursday that he is still planning to play for a team this season - just that he's going to do it on his schedule.
Bryant, who played his first seven seasons in the National Football League with the Cowboys, caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season in Dallas.