Reports – Ravens welcome Dez Bryant for practice


The Baltimore Ravens are set to host former Dallas Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant for a practice session this week, according to multiple reports.The workout was first reported by the NFL Network. Ravens coach John Harbaugh did not comment on the reports when speaking to reporters on Monday.

Bryant, 31, has not played in an NFL game since the end of the 2017 season, when he was released by the Cowboys in part because of a base salary of $ 18 million and d ‘declining production.

Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson is jumping into one of the youngest wide receiver groups in the NFL. No one is over 27.

Baltimore’s wide receiver depth took a hit last week when substitute Chris Moore broke his finger. He is expected to be away for a few weeks, Harbaugh said.

“My only comment is that we don’t comment on workouts,” Harbaugh said after practice when asked about Bryant. “We watch everyone everywhere and all the time. Whoever we bring, once practice takes place I’m sure that will be announced. ”

The Ravens had previously been connected to Bryant. In April 2018, Bryant turned down a multi-year Ravens offer because he wanted a bigger one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

The three best wide receivers in Baltimore are Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Willie Snead IV and Miles Boykin. The outgoing Ravens totaled 1,419 yards last season, the lowest for that position since the 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars.

After signing a five-year, $ 70 million contract in 2015, Bryant was held back by injuries that kept him from playing 10 games combined in 2015 and 2016. He caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. in 16 games in 2017.

He was working at a facility near Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas, as he attempts to return after a two-year absence from the game due to a torn Achilles. Bryant suffered the injury during his first practice with the New Orleans Saints in 2018. He was not on a roster in 2019 but trains regularly for a comeback.

The Cowboys selected Bryant in the first round in 2010, and he is the franchise’s career leader in touchdown receptions with 73. He caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and was a three-time Pro Bowl pick. in eight seasons with the team.

ESPN’s Todd Archer and Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.


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