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The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed veteran wide receiver, Dez Bryant, to their practice squad. The three-time Pro Bowl wideout has not played in the NFL since 2018, due to an Achilles injury in practice with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to signing with the Saints, the Ravens reportedly offered the wide receiver a contract, but he turned it down.
Bryant, 31, played with the Dallas Cowboys from 2010-2017, and then attempted to play with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, but it didn’t work out. Bryant sat out of the 2019 season and now has a shot with the Baltimore Ravens. The former star wide receiver has recorded 7,459 receiving yards in his career.
Bryant had the following to say on Twitter: “My emotions running high right now… I’m thankful… I can’t stop crying“.
Starting tight end, Mark Andrews said “Obviously, that’s kind of like an ‘OG’-type of guy. He’s been around the league for a long, long, time. He actually followed me on Twitter a year or to ago, so I’m excited to meet him, and I’m excited to [be] around him hopefully, and just learn”.
The Dez Bryant deal is a low-risk high-reward type of deal for Baltimore. Bryant will have to get used to the Ravens system before he is possibly promoted to the 53-man roster. If Bryant and the Ravens don’t end up working out then it will not cost Baltimore anything, but if everything goes as planned a standout wide receiver could give the Ravens offense another spark.