Could the Ravens make a move for Dez Bryant again?
Baltimore tried to sign off the wide receiver in 2018, but he declined because he wasn’t ready to return to the NFL.
However, Bryant, 31, continued to train and could be ready to return to the league. “I just want one chance… the rest will take care of itself,” Bryant posted on Twitter on August 11th.
Apparently, the Ravens are one of three teams he would consider, along with his former team, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers / New Orleans (both teams have the same colors).
Baltimore has a solid core of young people; although not proven, young wide receivers. Bryant could provide a valuable veteran presence and even help mentor some of these young players.
Bryant spent eight seasons in Dallas before being released in 2018. He played Overall, he played in all 16 games of the previous season, finishing with 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns.
He signed with New Orleans on November 7, 2018, but never appears in a game after tearing his Achilles tendon during his first training with the team. Bryant didn’t play at all last season.
Bryant has 531 receptions for 7,459 yards with 73 touchdowns from 113 NFL games. He appeared in three Pro Bowls (2013, 2014, 2016) and was nominated All-Pro in the first team in 2014 when he led the championship with 16 touchdowns.
The Ravens have also been linked to Antonio Brown, but his first eight games of the 2020 season have been suspended. Bryant doesn’t have the same problems off the pitch and could be perfect for Baltimore’s close-knit locker room.
Bryant has already sent a message to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson via Twitter. It could be a valuable weapon for the reigning MVO.