NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Ravens plan to sign veteran WR to the practice squad if his training goes well and he passes a physical exam, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Bryant worked for the Ravens in August, but no deal came through. This week’s recording hopes to bear fruit.
The former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro hasn’t played a regular-season snap since 2017. The Cowboys cut Bryant in the spring of 2018. He signed a one-year contract in New Orleans in November 2018 but went away. his Achilles tendon torn two days. later, abruptly ending his season.
Bryant has spent all of 2019 hoping to return in 2020.
The 31-year-old had no plans to retire and continued to train in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including assists from Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes during the offseason.
The Ravens have been in the market for a veteran receiving presence since the offseason, but have decided to see what their young players have brought to the table to start the season. Baltimore’s passing game so far has been random across six games. Marquise Brown leads the Ravens with 26 receptions for 376 yards and a TD. The next WR on the Ravens is Willie Snead with 11 catches for 149 yards.
If he’s in good health, Bryant could offer Lamar Jackson a veteran Ravens playoff possession receiver to team up with the quick Brown.
Bryant wasn’t the lightest foot last we saw him on the pitch and struggled to part ways with DB in 2018. How he deals with the long layoff will determine his role in Baltimore.
For now, he’ll land on the practice squad as the Ravens say goodbye this week.