Ravens WR Dez Bryant tests positive for COVID-19; Said he comes back after calling him – CBS Baltimore


BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Moments before Baltimore was ready to face Dallas, Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would stop doing so for the season. He then returned to his comments.
Bryant expressed his frustration on Twitter. He said, in part:

“Tell me why they keep me from warming up so I can go get tested…” he tweeted. “I tested positive for Covid.”

Minutes later, Bryant said he would quit for the season.

“Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and call it a stoppage for the rest of the season… I can’t face it,” he said.

“I’m about to drink wine and face…” Bryant added.

Later that night, the 32-year-old said he was ‘coming back’ and ‘being smart’.

“Yes, I’m coming back… I’m smart,” he said on Twitter.

Bryant has only played three games for the Ravens this season. He recorded four catches for 28 yards.

He was signed to the team’s training squad at the end of October.

Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler, played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2010 to 2017, before being released in April 2018.

He then signed with the New Orleans Saints but tore his Achilles tendon two days after signing.

Before his injury, Bryant had seen his production slip in Dallas fail to reach 900 yards in one of his last two seasons with the team in 2016 and 2017.

In his eight seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant had 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns.

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